These Irish Potato Candies are really kind of addictive, and so easy! I wouldn’t save them just for St. Patrick’s Day- make them anytime. You could also roll them into egg shapes for Easter. Kids love to make them, and there is no cooking involved. Just mix up a few ingredients and roll into balls.
They don’t contain any potato, and I have discovered that they aren’t even actually Irish.. But we always had them in school around St. Patrick’s Day when I was growing up… maybe because I live near Philadelphia where they originated.
Did I mention that they are addictive? Really. You will be amazed….
Irish Potato Candy Recipe
4 oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. confectioner’s sugar
1/2 c. shredded coconut
Cinnamon & sugar mix
Mix cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add coconut and confectioner’s sugar. Knead until well blended. Roll dough into balls. Roll balls in the cinnamon- sugar mix. Store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week (if they last that long…)