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Double Chocolate Potato Party Squares

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Yield: 24 to 36 medium-size squares

With a name like Double Chocolate Potato Party Squares, there's little not to like up this sweet recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes, at room temperature*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10x15-inch baking pan and dust it with flour. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add mashed potatoes and vanilla; continue to beat until smooth. In a mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. With the mixer on medium speed, add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating just until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake in preheated oven 22 to 25 minutes, until the top is springy when lightly touched and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes. While still warm, cut into 24 or 36 squares. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. These squares can be stored covered at room temperature for two days, or can be frozen.

*For this recipe you can use instant mashed potatoes, prepared according to package directions. Or, if you have them on hand, use leftover mashed potatoes. You can also use regular milk.

Updated Wednesday, September 18th, 2002
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One Response to Double Chocolate Potato Party Squares

  1. Boyd Harris July 31, 2006 at 6:23 pm #

    I made this for a potato-themed dinner and it was a smash hit! I have passed along the recipe many times and have been asked to make this great treat numerous times. Try it, you’ll like it too!

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