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Mom’s Potato Candy

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Merry Christmas!  I thought I would share a recipe for potato candy.  My mom used to make this when I was little and I really liked it.  I wasn’t sure as an adult how this would taste as it is mostly sugar, but since I am big on nostalgia and have the day off I thought why not?  So here is the recipe I used and when my Mom was alive she said that it took one potato and enough powder sugar to make a dough.  This is approx. what I used:

Potato Candy

1 potato mashed

2 lb of powdered sugar

1/3-1/2 cup peanut butter

First you will skin, boil and mash 1 potato.  If the potato is too lumpy you can use a tiny bit of milk to make it smooth.  Then start adding the powdered sugar a little at a time.  At first it will become watery (even though it doesn’t look like it will at first).  As you add more sugar it becomes sticky.  At this point I put it on wax paper sprinkled with powdered sugar and began to kneed and mix in more powdered sugar.  When the consistency is like a dough you roll it out on the wax paper, spread it with peanut butter and then roll it up.  Put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour and then slice.  Below are my pictures (I realize these pictures are a bit shaky since I took them with my tablet, please forgive the fuzziness):

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Toothless Dragon

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It has been awhile since I posted anything. I recently made a white elephant Christmas gift for my son to take to his teen group Christmas party. We got the material at Joanne Fabric’s for less that $4.00. It took me 1 and 1/2 days to make it. I used the a pattern I found here: http://katy-a.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Plush-your-Dragon-161986356 I printed out this pattern twice as suggested and then just cut out one copy, which helped tremendously in understanding how to piece this together. Also having my son read the directions to me step by step helped. I had quite a time with the tension on my sewing machine until I realized that I needed to increase the tension. It really was a mess, Ha! It’s funny now, but wasn’t so funny then. Then after I completed this one, I decided that I had enough left over material to make another for a very special little boy for Christmas, so I did. I haven’t given it to him yet, but I think he will like it. I did have a better go around with the tension on the second one, but I had an awful time sewing the head on the second one. So, I absolutely will not be making anymore of these! However, I do think they are cute, and if you want to save some money on making gifts it will really only cost you a little cash and your time. Here is the toothless I made for my son’s party:

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