Irish Potato Candies

Irish Potato Candies
Staff Writer
Irish Potatoes

Jane Bruce

Irish Potatoes

These Irish potato candies are a festive and easy way to celebrate Saint Patricks Day.

20
Servings
308
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  stick butter, softened
  • 4  Ounces  cream cheese, softened
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 4  Cups  powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2  Cups  sweetened coconut flakes
  • Ground cinnamon

Directions

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until the mixture forms a ball. Stir in the coconut and mix until combined.

Roll the mixture between your hands to shape the bite-size candies like potatoes. Place each ball on a parchment-lined backing sheet and chill for at least 30 minutes, until firm.

Place some cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Roll each ball in the cinnamon, coating the outside completely, so there are no white spots. 
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
46mg
7%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
108mg
7%
Water
8g
0%

Irish Shopping Tip

Look to specialty stores or the ethnic aisle of your supermarket to find exotic ingredients.

Irish Cooking Tip

Try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.