Irish Potatoes Candy

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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