October 12, 2013
The Power of Pink
My cousin Missy sent me a picture of these adorable snacks and I had to share. I looked up the recipe because I hope to try making them sometime this month. Some recipes vary but this one I found on several sites. I hope you make them to spread awareness this month!
2 medium potatoes
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, chopped
2 16 ounce boxes powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or almond, actually, if you really wanted faux-marzipan)
2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Other Mammo-Graham materials:
6 regular graham cracker rectangles, each broken into 2 squares
6 chocolate graham cracker rectangles, each broken into 2 squares
about 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
about a dozen pink M&Ms, preferably both plain and peanut
Boil the potatoes just until soft. Drain, mash, and measure 1/2 cup out into a mixing bowl. Add butter into mixing bowl, mix in thoroughly, and let cool completely (very important). Add sugar and vanilla/almond extract, knead until smooth. Roll some of the dough into various ball sizes. Then add the peanut butter and knead thoroughly again. Different amounts for different skin tones. Follow the same process with the cocoa, adding incrementally to represent different complexions. Gently squeeze each ball between a pair of graham crackers. Melt the chocolate chips (either in a microwave in 30 second increments or in a double boiler). Transfer to a Ziploc bag, cut off the corner (as small as you can manage) and pipe some zig zags on top of each sandwich. Finally, complete each mammo-gram with its own M&M nipple, using shades of pink and tan and brown as you please.