Last evening my 10 year old neighbor girl came to my house to experiment with a new recipe. Actually this recipe is an old favorite of my family. It is a tricky but interesting candy recipe!

As we started she said, “with my family of 12 I am used to making BIG recipes.”

As we were working she said, “Oh, this is making more than I thought it might!”

Recipe of the Month – May 1, 2010


1/2 cup of cold mashed potatoes with no butter or milk added.

Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Stir well. Yes it will get very runny!

Add 3 more cups of powdered sugar  – 1 cup at a time.

Stir until it needs to be kneaded a bit. You may need to add a bit more powdered sugar. Put this ‘dough’ between 2 layers of wax paper. Gently press it down with your hand.till it is slightly flattened.

Then roll it with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thick.

Remove the top layer of wax paper. If it sticks you will need to add a bit more powdered sugar.

When the top paper is removed – spread a generous layer of smooth peanut butter over the dough.

While holding the edge of the bottom wax paper slowly roll the dough and peanut butter together while removing the wax paper!

Place the finished roll in the refrigerator to chill.

Slice and eat!! – ( sometimes we dip this in chocolate too!)

What an interesting combination!!