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Irish Potato Candy

A delicious no-bake treat for St. Patrick’s Day. Irish Potato Candy is made of cream cheese, coconut, sugar, butter, and cinnamon.

They look like small potatoes, but they aren’t potatoes at all, they are candy! My husband says that they taste just like a Mounds Candy Bar, but without the chocolate. So delicious! They are super easy to make! 

The first time that I tried these Irish Potato Candy, I was visiting my kids in Philadephia. They really look like potatoes, but after the first bite, I was hooked!! They are so delicious and I couldn’t wait to recreate them. I love how easy they are to make. They would even be great for an April Fool’s Candy!!

Irish potato candy is made out of cream cheese and shredded unsweetened coconut, so they have a nice creamy and slightly crunchy texture. If you don’t like coconut you can leave it out but it will change the texture.

I have tried rolling these candies in cocoa powder and cinnamon. I really recommend the cinnamon! It not only gives the candy a nice “potato” look but also adds a delicious zip to the candy.

 

This no-bake recipe is super easy and a wonderful rainy day project for kids (or adults). Combine the ingredients in a bowl, shape into little potatoes, roll in cinnamon (or cocoa powder), and let chill in the fridge until set. That’s it! Super easy.

Warning: you can’t eat just one! This is a fact!

Ingredients: 

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cinnamon for dusting

Instructions: 

Mix butter and cream cheese.

Add in salt and then slowly add in 4 cups powdered sugar, about a half a cup at a time.

Mix in the coconut flakes.

 

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and one tablespoon powdered sugar.

Form teaspoon size balls or potato-shaped ovals and then roll the balls in the cinnamon mixture.

Place candy on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour to set.

Do these candies have potatoes in them?

No, these do not, but they look like small potatoes.

 

Should Irish Potato Candy be refrigerated?

Yes, there are dairy products (cream cheese and butter) in the candy. Because of this, Irish potatoes should be kept in a refrigerator.

Store them in an airtight container. Should keep well for at least 7 to 10 days, and possibly up to two weeks.

 

Other St. Patrick’s Day treats

Irish potato candy is so fun to make and a delicious treat for St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe is easy enough to make that even young kids can help make them. Here are more delicious recipes to make for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Irish Potato Candy
Yield: 24

Irish Potato Candy

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A delicious no-bake treat for St. Patrick’s Day. Irish Potato Candy is made of cream cheese, coconut, sugar butter, and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 2-3 tablespoons cinnamon for dusting

Instructions

  1. Mix butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add in salt and then slowly add in 4 cups powdered sugar, about a half a cup at a time.
  3. Mix in the coconut flakes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and one tablespoon powdered sugar.
  5. Form teaspoon size balls or potato-shaped ovals and then roll the balls in the cinnamon mixture.
  6. Place candy on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour to set.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 140Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 58mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 1g
Irish Potato Candy~A delicious no-bake treat for St. Patrick's Day. Irish Potato Candy is made of cream cheese, coconut, sugar butter, and cinnamon. #candy #Irishpotatocandy #stpatricksday #mooreorlesscooking via @Mooreorlesscook

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Hungrymountaineer

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

These look so great! Visiting from Miz Helens blog hop. Thanks for the great St Patty’s Day candy idea!

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