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    Irish Potatoes Candy

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    1 hrs 30 mins

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    1Steve's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      NOTE: Be sure to use regular cream cheese, not whipped or reduced fat type.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
    3. 3
      Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar.
    4. 4
      Beat until mixture forms a ball.
    5. 5
      Stir in coconut with a spoon.
    6. 6
      Roll the mixture between your hands to form small potato-shaped candies or roll into small balls.
    7. 7
      Place cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the balls in it.
    8. 8
      Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
    9. 9
      If you prefer "dirtier potatoes" roll the candy a second time after they have chilled.
    10. 10
      Alternatively dip in melted chocolate for Easter eggs.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 29, 2005

      55

      My family loved these. Very easy and quick to make, too. I needed more than 1 tbl of cinnamon, but other than that, followed exact. Thanks!

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    • on March 26, 2014

      I made these into balls and dipped them in melted chocolate instead of the cinnamon. They were delicious. Just a little tip: When you melt chocolate wafers for dipping, add about 1/2 tsp. of solid shortening (Crisco, etc.). It makes the chocolate a little thinner.

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    • on March 17, 2012

      55

      Great recipe! I live overeseas so I have to take what I can find in the grocery store at times. So I could only get reduced fat tub cream cheese, but they still turned out fine! The rolling process was a little sticky/difficult but they've hardened up in the fridge quite nicely. Really delicious - same results as others a few others regarding quantity. My batch turned out to be about 3 dozen or so, but since I had problems rolling them mine were fairly large. I've loved these ever since I was a little girl and my boyfriend wants me to make them all the time now. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Potatoes Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (835 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 717.1
     
    Calories from Fat 279
    39%
    Total Fat 31.0 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 22.7 g
    113%
    Cholesterol 49.3 mg
    16%
    Sodium 260.0 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 111.7 g
    37%
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    10%
    Sugars 106.7 g
    426%
    Protein 2.6 g
    5%

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