Sunday, April 7, 2013

Depression Candy.........

How many of you can remember the Great Depression, food ration stamps or Depression Candy? As you can imagine, Depression Candy takes very few ingredients and strange as it may seem, it  is "almost" healthy; although very sweet. It has three original ingredients, mashed potatoes, confectioner's sugar and peanut butter. Later on, some folks added butter, vanilla, cocoa and coconut to it before rolling it out flat. Then some added jelly or jam on top of the peanut butter before rolling it up like a jellyroll.  But the original recipe was just these three ingredients. So as you can see, it is sweet; the peanut butter helps to cut the sweetness a little. I like to add a pinch of salt to help cut the sweetness.
                                                          Depression Candy
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
powdered (confectioners') sugar
peanut butter
Combine 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and power sugar till is firm enough to roll. The mixture will become very wet; just keep adding powdered sugar. roll out on powdered sugar as you would pie crust on flour to maybe 1/4 inch thick. Spread with creamy peanut butter. Roll into jelly roll cut into small slices about 1/4 of an inch thick pieces. 
Till next time.....

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