It’s almost here – St. Patrick’s Day. I’m not super into St. Patrick’s Day but as a Mom I try to celebrate (and educate) my kids about most holidays and special events. That’s important, right?
I wasn’t quite sure what to make for this special day. St. Patty’s Day sugar cookies are always a hit in our house but I’m a little tired of sugar cookies after Valentine’s Day. And my kids wouldn’t go near corned beef and cabbage if I paid them. So we decided on Irish Potato Candy. There are two “traditional” types of Potato Candy and I thought they both sounded tasty, so we made both.
Irish Potato Candy
Adapted from: Cooks.com
2 (1 lb.) boxes powdered sugar
1/2 cup hot mashed potatoes, drained
peanut butter (you can use creamy or chunky)
– Boil your potatoes like you always do for mashed potatoes.
– Measure out about 1 cup of potato chunks and add to mixing bowl.
– Beat until crumbly.
– Start adding the powdered sugar. Don’t be alarmed when it turns to liquid. This is normal.
– Sprinkle waxed paper with additional powdered sugar. Make sure there are no “blad” spots. This mixture is pretty sticky and will stick to the paper. I used this handy dandy Pampered Chef pastry roller. It worked great! (My kids also like it for Pay Doh) =o)
For the second variation:
– After mixture is thick, roll into walnut sized pieces shaping them to look like potatoes.
I’m not sure which one I liked more. I really like the taste of the peanut butter but the ones in cinnamon look so darn cool.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to wear green or you’ll get pinched – which, by the way, is strickly an American tradition.
And also don’t forget to check out the great linky parties on my sidebar =o)
I’m also joining Kathleen and her 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl!