Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish Potato Candy

A couple of weeks ago, one of my nieces came over to play with Grace.  She didn't get here until later in the day, so I asked if she wanted to sleep over.  I didn't have to ask twice!  She was on the phone with her mom right away asking permission! 

That night, after Grace went to sleep, Cass and I made some Irish Potatoes.  I've never made them before, so I did a search online and found this recipe.  Not only did I have all of the ingredients on-hand, the recipe looked really simple to make!

Irish Potato Candy

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • ground cinnamon
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and confectioners sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add in the coconut and mix with your hands until all combined.
  • Roll into balls, then roll in cinnamon to coat. 

  • Rolling the cream cheese and coconut mixture was a bit tedious, but went much faster with two of us making them!  Cass rolled the mixture into little balls and I then rolled them in the cinnamon! 
  • The original recipe yields 60 "potatoes"  I think we rolled ours a little bigger since we only got about 50 of them. 
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Betty @ Little Farm in the Big City said...

I just stopped over from Miz Helen's Cottage and don't these just looked wonderful! I think my kids would really enjoy making these. Thanks for the recipe!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Alison,
Your Irish Potato Candy looks so good and is perfect for today. I am so happy to have this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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