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Sweet Potato Candy Kisses

No recipe image available.Delicious sweet potato fudge kisses flavored with pineapple and chopped almonds.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup boiling water
1 cup chopped almonds

Cooking Directions:

  1. In saucepan combine the sweet potatoes, pineapple, and salt. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Dissolve the cream of tartar and brown sugar in the boiling water. Add to the sweet potato mixture. Cook over low heat until a soft ball is formed when a drop is placed in cold water.
  3. Remove from the heat and beat until smooth and shiny. Mix in the almonds. Drop by a teaspoon onto a buttered surface.

Makes 6 dozen candy kisses.

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