I know, I know – it’s unfair to put “fudge” in the title and then show you potato painting. But they are both foods, I guess, and we made them on the same day, and they both were incredibly (did I say incredibly?) fun.
So before I tackle the potatoes, I’ll show you the fudge.
It’s raw, devoid of any processed sugar and unbelievable. Oh, and simple. 4 ingredients, 1 bowl, and you keep in the fridge. Perhaps with a teaspoon tucked right on the plate for little nibbles. Or big ones.
Recipe for Amazing Raw Fudge
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil (ours was already at room temperature as it was a hot day, but you can always warm yours in the oven for a bit if you need to soften it), 1/2 cup of maple syrup (I suppose you might use brown rice syrup or honey if maple syrup is unavailable but I haven’t tried it with either of those) and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (we use Green and Black’s). And 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Mix well and pour out onto a dish or plate, keeping it about 1″ thick.
If it lasts you more than a day, I’ll be impressed.
So for the potato stamping, I took 1 potato and cut it into slices, then used the end of my knife to carve some basic shapes.
And then I used my (old, old school) grapefruit spoon, the same one I used growing up, and it was even easier than a knife.
We used non toxic Tempra paints – lovely and thick, and some watercolor paper.
And when she wanted to change colors, I just sliced off a bit and we had a brand new, clean potato surface.