Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, is everyone as excited as I am? Since Santa comes tomorrow night I thought I would share with you 2 different, easy, and awesome goodies that your kids can help you make for Santa...cause come on Santa gets tired of cookies after a while ya know!
First up is a candy that I've made with my kids so many times, it's unique, SO yummy, and super easy!
1/4 cup potatoes (leftover and instant will both work, but real potatoes do taste better)
5 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mash potatoes (do not add butter, salt, or milk), add vanilla, and confectioners sugar at least 5 cups, but keep adding until stiff dough is formed (please note that it will take a lot of confectioners sugar to form a stiff dough, at one point potato mixture WILL seem to liquefy this IS normal, just keep adding confectioners sugar until mixture comes back together).
Once dough has formed place confectioners sugar on your rolling surface (I have a marble island that works perfectly for this, but you can use waxed paper on your counter) and begin rolling dough, roll until 1/8 inch thick. Spread a layer of peanut butter onto the dough (I suggest that you use a moderate amount of peanut butter...too much and the peanut butter oozes out the sides, not enough and the ratio of dough to peanut butter is off). Roll up like a jelly roll, wrap with waxed paper or plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Cut into single serve pieces and enjoy. Leftover peices can be stored between layers of plastic wrap in the refridgerator.
I made these on Thanksgiving with the kids and again for Christmas...they are so yummy, but very addictive and rich so eat in moderation. I also took step-by-step photos of us making this candy, but my daughter spilled soda on my laptop and the photos are forever gone (well at least until someone can figure out how to access them) so the photo is not mine, I just wanted to show you what they look like when finished.
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