Sweet Treats

Potato Candy ???


1 Baked potato peeled
Confectionery sugar
Peanut butter


Mash the potato when cooled and mix with sugar until it reaches a dough like consistency, this will take a lot of sugar. Next roll it out on a sugared surface like dough. Spread peanut butter over the top then roll it up like a jelly roll. Refrigerate for a few hours then slice and enjoy. Food coloring can be added for a festive look.
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Peanut Brittle


4 cups Sugar
1 cup Peanuts
1/4 tbsp Butter

In a heavy frying pan slowly melt butter, then add sugar and stir over low heat until it forms a light brown liquid. Keep stirring the whole time so it does not burn. Have ready a cookie sheet covered in foil with four sides, grease sheet. When the sugar has formed a liquid turn off the heat, stir in peanuts then pour mixture onto the cookie sheet. Place in fridge until hard then remove and break into pieces and store in a sealed container.

Peppermint Bark

This was so easy and fun, I can not wait to give it out on my cookie platters!


1 Bag semisweet chocolate chip
1 Bag of semisweet white chocolate chips
olive oil or vegetable
6 candy canes smashed into crumbs with a hammer

In a double boiler over low heat melt chocolate chips and 1 tsp oil until smooth then spread out in a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and greased. Chill until firm. Next melt white chips with 1 tsp oil until smooth then spread evenly over hardened chocolate. Sprinkle candy cane crumbs onto the top while still soft. Chill for four hours and then remove from cake pan and break into bite size pieces. This will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge in a sealed container.

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