Irish Potatoes Candy Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away, so it is the perfect time to start your party planning. If you are like me and have children in the house, St. Patty’s Day celebrating is kid friendly. One of my go to sweet treats for St. Patty’s Day is a recipe for Irish Potatoes Candy. It isn’t really an “Irish” recipe, but it is something that the kids love. These sweet treats are made to look like potatoes, but there are no potatoes in the recipe. They are really rich, so I would recommend making them smaller in size.

Irish Potatoes Candy Recipe

Here is what you need:
¼ cup softened butter
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar
2 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoon ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and cream cheese.
Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until well blended. The mixture should be firm enough to form a ball.
Stir in coconut. (The mixture should be firm)
Roll the mixture with your hands to form small potato shapes. (The mixture is sticky and messy).
Place the cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the small potato-shaped balls.
Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for at least 1 hour or until they are firm.

Irish Potatoes Candy Recipe
These little treats are an enormous hit with my grandchildren. They are a family-friendly treat for any St. Patty’s party or event.

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  1. What a fun idea. I’m definitely trying this one soon!

  2. I’ve never heard of these! They look so interesting!

  3. A woman who used to go to our church made these every year at Christmas time and I absolutely loved them. Now I need to make a batch!

  4. I’ve never heard of these. I bet my son would enjoy them.

  5. I’ve heard of Irish Potato candy before, but never tried them. The ingredients certainly sound delicious!

  6. LOL-the name threw me off because I thought you actually made them with potatoes! These sound really tasty and I love that they look like little potatoes. Thanks so much for linking up your recipe at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

  7. Looks interesting 🙂

  8. Looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe

  9. The candy may be good. I’m not too crazy about eating candy that looks like a potato.

  10. nicole dziedzic says

    Wow these look really yummy! What a treat! On the other ideas the Reuben Sandwich is always a good choice too!

  11. I love all the Irish/St. Patrick Day recipes that you so much they will be great anytime of year.

  12. rebeccabasset says

    I have never heard of this before, sounds YUMMY!

    Thanks for the Post and the Recipe!

  13. Tamra Phelps says

    Oh, this is neat. We used to make something called potato candy where you mashed up a small potato (peeled & cooked), added powdered sugar & formed a dough that you rolled out flat. You covered that with peanut butter & rolled it up like a log. Then you sliced the log into chunks. It was so good, too!

  14. Maryann D. says

    This recipe looks fun to me. I would enjoy making these and eating them. Something different for sure for me.

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