Appalachian Handmade Potato Candy


Appalachian… Potato… Candy?!

Potato candies may have come from Germany, France, Russia or Ireland—probably all these places in different forms in the late 1800s. Potatoes have long been used as a starch, so the potato flavor vanishes when the candy is made. The addition of peanut butter is purely American.

An Appalachian Depression-Era Favorite

Potato candy was popular from the start but really took off during the Depression and has been an Appalachian hit ever since. Peanut butter was an inexpensive and delicious choice for sweets in the Depression-era and can be found in the Appalachian treat, Corn Flake Candy, as well as the perennial favorites the Peanut Butter Cup and Peanut Butter Fudge. Keepsake tag with the history is included.


Appalachian Handmade Potato Candy… brought to you by the nation’s ONLY researched-based historic candy company. Our founder, Susan Benjamin, is author of numerous articles, even a book on the subject (her tenth) on Smithsonian’s Best Books About Food. Everything you get from True Treats is the best possible, most delicious version of her scholarly research – and Appalachian Handmade Potato Candy is no exception. True Treats products are sold in museum gift stores across the county. Enjoyed in homes everywhere!

Additional information

Weight 0.1410959629 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × 3 in

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