Since it is a busy time of the year and I think we are all otherwise occupied with making gifts and possibly baking for our friends and family, I thought I'd share a couple of recipes you might wish to try. The first one is really a strange concept and I have not tried it for a long time but my mom and my aunt used it a lot over the years.
Powdered Sugar Candy
Boil a small potato with the skin on. Let it cool some. Take the skin off. Put potato in a bowl. Add powdered sugar to the potato. Stir and continue stirring. The potato turns the sugar to liquid or vice versa. Stir and continue to stir in powdered sugar until it turns the consistency of pie dough. Roll it out on waxed paper. Spread with peanut butter. roll into a log and CHILL. After it has chilled, cut it into little pieces.
Peanut Butter Fudge
This is delicious!
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. water
Stir together over medium to high heat. Boil to soft ball stage. Remove from heat. Add:
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. butter (or margarine from cube)
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
Beat with mixer until it loses its shine. Pour into buttered pan, chill, then cut.
Hope all is well at your house!