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!!
Irish Potato Candy
- 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
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.
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.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)