Irish Potato Candy Recipe


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irish potato candy

Irish Potato Candy is not Irish and does not contain potatoes!  :)

They are a delicious creamy coconutty treat that are rolled in cinnamon…  this makes them look like little potatoes.  They are a really popular treat around St. Patricks day… so if you love coconut, you’ve got to give these a try!

You can replace the cinnamon for powdered cocoa or even try dipping them in chocolate instead!!

Enjoy!

irish potato candy
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Irish Potato Candy

Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups coconut flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon

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Instructions

  • Using a mixer cream together the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
  • Add your confectioners’ sugar slowly to the bowl and continue to beat with your mixer, once all the sugar is added you will have thick dough.
  • Using a wooden spoon or your hands add in the coconut and mix well.
  • Take a small about of the dough in your hand and roll it into a ball. (Think about how you would roll play dough.) The ball should be a bit bigger than a marble.
    irish candy in a bowl
  • Pour your cinnamon into a bowl and put the rolled balls in to the dish a few at a time to coat with cinnamon.
  • Refrigerate the Irish Potato Candy for up to a week.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_potato_candy

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