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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I have to share my recipe for Irish Potato Candy. These adorable, little treats are so addicting! I received this recipe from a very Irish classmate in elementary school and have been making them ever since. I made a double batch this year and gave a bunch away, otherwise I'd eat them all myself! They resemble little potatoes although they do not contain any potato at all. Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Irish Potato Candy


2 cups coconut flakes
3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1/2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon


1. Cream together butter and cream cheese with a mixer until smooth.

2. Beat in vanilla extract. Add in confectioner's sugar in small batches until incorporated. Mix or stir in coconut flakes.

3. Refrigerate coconut mixture for about 2-3 hrs or until firm. Roll into balls/potato shapes and refrigerate for an additional 1-2 hours.

4. Place 1 Tbsp cinnamon in a large ziploc bag. Place all "potatoes" into the bag and gently shake/tip bag  until all potatoes are coated with cinnamon. Add more cinnamon if desired.

Adorable little "Irish Potatoes"

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