Tasty Tuesday: Irish Potato Candies (no potatoes involved)
It is almost St. Patrick’s day and that means it is time to start making some potato candies! And no there are no potatoes involved at all, they are just called like that because they look like potatoes because of the cinnamon. The picture makes them look big but they are about the size of the tip of your thumb.The recipe is really easy too. They are mainly cream cheese, coconut, and cinnamon with a couple of other things. They really are different from a regular candy but they are tasty. As usual, you can add or reduce the ingredient to tweak it just the way you like it. Have fun with it and share it on St. Patrick’s day.
This recipe will give you a few dozen of these candies depending on how big you make them. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the printable version of the recipe.Ingredients: 1/4 Cup softened butter 4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract 8 oz. Confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) 1- 1 1/2 cup of sweetened flaked coconut *add more for a stronger coconut flavor 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon Directions:
1. In a large bowl cream together the cream cheese and the butter. Make sure that they are well combined.
2. Add the vanilla extract and slowly pour in the confectioners sugar in small batches. I find that it is easier to get everything well combined if you just add the confectioner sugar a little at a time. You want it to create a dough. Once you notice that it creates a nice smooth ball you can stop mixing.
3. Stir in the coconut flakes with a spoon.
4. Take the dough and roll them into small balls, they don’t have to be perfect, remember they need to look like small potatoes.
5. Roll each little ball in the cinnamon and place them on a cookie sheet. (I line mine with wax paper or parchment paper for easier clean up). Chill them for 1 hour.
Posted on March 8, 2016, in Desserts, Recipes and tagged candy recipe, cream cheese candy, creamcheese candy, holiday treat, irish potato candy, St Patrick's day treat, st patricks day dessert. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.