Recipe by Steve P.
This recipe contains no potatoes. It gets it name from the look of the candy. I have not tried this recipe myself. It is for an ISO request. Recipe says you can also dip in melted chocolate for Easter eggs.
Top Review by PrincessNoKnot
I was a bit skeptical at first, but these turned out so cute and tasty! I did use more cinnamon than stated, and pouring some cinnamon in a plastic bag and shaking a few "potatoes" at a time worked a lot faster and less messy than rolling. Next year when my little girl is a bit older I'll have her help me...perfect for kids to do! Thanks so much for the recipe...everyone was in love with them.
- 1⁄4 cup softened butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
- 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut (2 1/2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- NOTE: Be sure to use regular cream cheese, not whipped or reduced fat type.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
- Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar.
- Beat until mixture forms a ball.
- Stir in coconut with a spoon.
- Roll the mixture between your hands to form small potato-shaped candies or roll into small balls.
- Place cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the balls in it.
- Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
- If you prefer "dirtier potatoes" roll the candy a second time after they have chilled.
- Alternatively dip in melted chocolate for Easter eggs.