Okay, have you ever heard of a Peanut Butter Log? Maybe? Well, how about Potato Candy? Yeah, I thought so. Most people have a general idea of what potato candy is, but a peanut butter log they don't. I make several pounds of this stuff every Christmas. It's what I'm *known for* in our family.
I will let everyone in on a little secret. It's NOT my recipe. It's my aunts. She just stopped making it several years ago and I picked up where she left off (and she lives a state away...lol).
So, what's the recipe?
2 lbs. confectioner sugar
1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter/margarine (softened to room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla
milk to make it nice and doughy
1 jar of creamy peanut butter
In a large bowl, pour in the confectioner sugar and butter. Blend together using your hands. Add in the vanilla and continue blending. To make "dough" come together, add in milk, a little at a time. This will be a sticky dough.
Place 2 large sheets of wax paper on a flat surface. Place the dough onto the wax paper. Cover the dough with another sheet of wax paper and roll it out thin like a pie crust. Pull off the top layer of wax paper and spread peanut butter onto the dough. Starting alone the longest edge, roll the dough into a log shape. Use a very sharp knife or string to cut into bite sized pieces.
I know this may sound wordy and seem like a long process, but I can do a log in around 10 minutes. I make around 3 to 4 logs for each Christmas holiday. Oh, and I KNOW there aren't any potatoes in my candy. I have seen recipes that call for a small potato, but mine doesn't.
I also can no longer eat this particular holiday treat. I have made so much of it for so many years that I taste it to make sure it tastes right. I just no longer enjoy eating a piece just to have some. Does anyone else have that issue with something they make? I sometimes think I'm weird.