Thursday, July 19, 2007

Candy Making - Potato Candy Recipe

Making candy is a project the whole family can have fun doing. One of the quickest recipes is that of making potato candy. Candy making can include every family member in the process. Have the smallest children help pick out the potatoes to be used. The older children can clean the potatoes by brushing them clean in a bowl of warm water. Leave the potato skins on to keep more vitamins in them. Adults should boil the potatoes in a pan of water until a fork can easily be stuck into them. Peel the potato skins off while the potato is fairly hot. Mash the potatoes well on a large plate. Then begin to add powdered sugar a little at a time until the mixture can be formed into a ball (do not let it become too dry). Put the potato dough ball on a 20 inch length of wax paper. Roll the mixture out as close as possible to a rectangular shape. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on top of the rolled out potato dough. Bring the ends of the wax paper up to help start the dough rolling into a log type shape. Keep rolling the dough until the log shape is totally formed. Wrap a piece of clear plastic wrap around the candy log. Place it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Take out of the refrigerator and cut into about 1/4 inch size slices. Place them on a candy plate to serve. *Do not slice candy log until just before serving, or place slices on plate and cover with plastic wrap until ready to be served.

Candy making of all kinds can be fun. If you have children; include them in getting the ingredients together, washing dishes or any other part of the process that is suitable for their age. All ages can enjoy eating the candy together!

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