Irish Potato Candies

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Irish Potato Candies
Irish Potatoes
Jane Bruce

Irish Potatoes

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

20
Servings
204
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. 
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
24g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
40µg
4%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
0.4µg
0.5%
Calcium
11mg
1%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
2µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
2µg
N/A
Iron
0.4mg
2.2%
Magnesium
10mg
3%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Phosphorus
29mg
4%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
68mg
2%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Sugars, added
23g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.7%

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