Irish Potato Candy Recipe

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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

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

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Ingredients:

  • 4 ozs of softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cup of butter softened
  • 4 Cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups of coconut flakes
  • ¼ Cup of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Using a mixer cream together the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add your confectioners’ sugar slowly to the bowl and continue to beat with your mixer, once all the sugar is added you will have a thick dough.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or your hands add in the coconut and mix well.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour your cinnamon into a bowl and put the rolled balls into the dish a few at a time to coat with cinnamon.
  6. Refrigerate the Irish Potato Candy for up to a week.

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Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

3 comments on “Irish Potato Candy Recipe”

  1. not to sure what i did wrong, but mine are incredibley runny. i put them in refrigerator to see if they will thicken. any idea what to do besides that?? some people said flour??

    • They will be very soft with the softened butter and room temperature cream cheese. Definitely pop them into the refrigerator for a little bit and they will stiffen up. Because they are not cooked, adding the flour would most likely make them taste off.

      Once they are in the refrigerator for a little while, they will reach the correct consistency. They should also be stored in the refrigerator when they are ready!

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