With St.Patrick's Day coming up, I decided to try a little Irish themed treat. Irish potato candy is not what you think, there are no potatoes used. It's a sweet treat made to look like potatoes. They turned out way cute, but I didn't like the taste, which was just pure sugar to me, BUT everybody else, including my husband, sister, and coworkers, said they were yummy. They would be really cute for a party!
Irish Potato Candy
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (I used cinnamon sugar)
In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes, and roll in the cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.
It was hard to get a good picture but here are the results: