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MenU; Menolishables (for Snackoholics)...Sweet Potato

It's not what you think!!! It's yer standard earth apple, sweetened.

I kid you not.

Was thumbing through the Great British Potato Recipes book, thinking that having put some meaty stuff up in an effort to make all feel welcome, I needed to return to the  more vege options ... and had entirely forgotten there are several dessert options! The best chocolate is the very dark, unsweetened variety. Such chocolate is a vegetable. Such chocolate is medicine. The fondant part is the killer...

In order not to have too much drooling on keyboards happening, I had a go at creating a likeness with mouse and software.


8oz/225gm       icing sugar
1oz/25gm          cooked potato, sieved
few drops         oil of peppermint
2 teasp/10ml     water
a little                green food colouring
4oz/125gm        chocolate, melted.

Beat the icing sugar and potato until the mix forms 'breadcrumbs' texture.

Add enough colouring to make pale green, add peppermint oil to taste. Beat in water gradually until lightly bound together.

Take a spoonful of the paste and form into a ball, and repeat till mixture all formed. Dip into chocolate and leave to set.

...if you can...


  1. Mom says she is not a peppermint fan but the chocolate wouldn't last!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Hari Om
      ...I don't see why other essences couldn't be substituted...add a few raisins and swap p'mint for rum....
      Just sayin' &*> Yxx

  2. I would love to taste one of these chocolates. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Enjoy your weekend ahead!

  3. Chocolate…did you mention chocolate????
    Now I'm not allowed that butts I can tell you at the first mention of the 'Chocky' word Mum started drooling!!!!
    Lovess and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Mom LOVES those York peppermint patties even though she's not a big chocolate eater. We'll have to try those.

    Abby Lab

  5. I would have never thought of a potato peppermint patty...but is makes sense! Plus...I'll try just about anything with chocolate :-)!

  6. oh that's the recipe for Peppermint Patty... aka my dad...:o) many thanks for sharing :o)
    easy rider

  7. these sound great - I can remember my mother loving maripan spuds when we lived in England

  8. We spent the week with chocolate chip cookie treats for the girls for snack! They did eat well the rest of the time!!! :-)


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