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Irish Potato Candy

Jen Sobjack

I love this candy! It's so fun to make, the candy is delicious and it's absolutely adorable. It's a sweet and yummy treat to place on your counter on St. Patrick's Day. They really look like little potatoes!

Irish Potato Candy is a traditional potato candy made with butter, cream cheese, shredded coconut, and a cinnamon coating. This old-fashioned candy is so sweet and addictive.

With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed in a large bowl until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes.


Add the vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar and beat on low for 2 minutes until everything is combined.


Add the coconut and beat on low for 2 minutes until well mixed in. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Roll mixture into 1 to 1 ½ tablespoon-sized potato shapes. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes until set.


Add cinnamon to a small bowl. Roll the candies in cinnamon to coat and return to the cookie sheet. refrigerate for 20 minutes.


Keep refrigerated and Enjoy!


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Jen Sobjack