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postheadericon Flitch – Potato Candy

Popular at bake sales, school fundraising events and across the Coal Region in general, this old-fashioned jelly-roll type potato based candy is known in the Anthracite region as “Flitch”.


Flitch – old fashioned potato candy

Flitch – Potato Candy


  • 1 potato (about the size of an egg)
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar or quantity as needed
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Peanut butter


  1. Boil and peel potato. Make sure you use a SMALL potato as directed. In a dish, mash potato smooth with a fork. While still warm, begin mixing in confectioners sugar. Continue adding sugar and mixing until the mixture is the consistency of firm yet pliable dough. If desired, add a few drops of vanilla when mixing. Sprinkle a little confectioners ugar on a cutting board, put the dough between two sheets of wax paper, and roll the mixture to a 1/4 inch thickness - like the cake portion of a jellyroll. Spread peanut butter atop the rolled "dough", almost to the edges. Roll up the sheet from the long end, loosening it from the paper with a knife as you roll. Cut into slices and serve. (see photo for example of this technique)

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