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Sweet Potato-Peanut Butter Wheels

No recipe image available.Fun and tasty sweet potato pinwheel candies filled with peanut butter.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 (16-ounce) boxes powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. Scrub the sweet potato and boil until tender. Cool and peel.
  2. In a food processor purée the sweet potato with the butter. Add the salt and vanilla, blending well. Set aside 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, then gradually add remaining powdered sugar until the mixture is the consistency of thick, cooked dough. Wrap in a tea towel (or plastic wrap) and chill.
  3. Use enough sweet potato mixture to roll out a circle 1/4-inch thick and 12-inches in diameter. Keep the remaining sweet potato mixture covered with a damp tea towel.
  4. In a saucepan heat the peanut butter and spread in a thin layer over the rolled out sweet potato mixture. Roll like a jelly roll. Slice into 1-inch pieces, keeping the round shape.
  5. Prepare the remaining sweet potato mixture and peanut butter.
  6. Store the candy in a tightly covered container.

Makes about 4 dozen candies.

Recipe from the Sweet Potato Cookbook by Lyniece North Talmadge, courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.