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Irish Potato Candy

Have you ever tried Irish Potato Candy? It's SO good! It's also super simple to make, so it's the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe to make with the kids. As an added bonus, Irish Potato Candy is also gluten-free. 

Did you know that Irish Potato candy is a bit of an Irish- American tradition? These small no-bake hand-rolled sweet candies are made to resemble potatoes and are comprised of a simple list of ingredients [not including actual potatoes!] After you mix your ingredients together, you simple roll them, dip them in cinnamon mixture, refrigerate and serve! Like I said, super simple!  

Grab the simple ingredient list and recipe for the BEST Irish Potato Candy recipe, below.

Irish Potato Candy Recipe

Recipe yields: About 40 Irish Potato candies 
Prep time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration time: About 40 minutes ( at (2) 20 minute intervals)

What you'll need: 

  • 2 - 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 4 oz. of cream cheese cubed and softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut 

How to:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat / combine until mixture is smooth.
  2. Next add in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Beat/combine until mixture is smooth.
  3. Now, fold the flaked coconut into the mixture. Continue to fold until coconut is evenly dispersed throughout the mixture. Place mixture in refrigerator uncovered for about 20 minutes to chill.
  4. Remove chilled mixture from refrigerator. Roll into 1 1/2" - 2" balls  / potato shapes. Roll in ground cinnamon, and place on cookie sheet. Repeat until all of your Irish Potato candies are complete. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for another 20 minutes or so to chill/set your Irish Potato Candies. 
  5. Serve your chilled Irish Potato Candies and enjoy! Store any remaining Irish Potato Candies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!