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Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

They might look like potatoes, but this is actually a photo of Irish Potato Candy! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a new treat and enjoy a little luck of the Irish.

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We love flavoring classic and new recipes to match the holiday. We used Irish Cream in our candy to give it a bit of St. Patty’s flavor.

This recipe comes from Philadelphia based on a little down that claims to be the largest distributor of Irish Potatoes.  People will sometime stick pine nuts in the potoatos to make it look like potato “eyes.” Their is a potato candy that actually uses potatoes. The potatoes are mashed the other ingredients are blended in and replace the butter and cream cheese.

 

Irish Potato Candy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 package (8 ounces) regular cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 Irish Cream Flavoring (optional and add more by taste)
  • 4 cups of confectioners' sugar
  • 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut (2 1/2 cups)
  • Handful (50) whole roasted or raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add vanilla, flavoring, and confectioners' sugar.
  3. Beat until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Stir in coconut.
  5. Take an almond and roll the mixture (about a tablespoon) to cover the almond between your hands and form small potato-shaped candies. Roll out the entire mixture. Imperfections help make the potatoes look real.
  6. Place cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the balls in it.
  7. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
  8. If you prefer "dirtier potatoes" roll the candy a second time after they have chilled.

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1 Comment

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    Hofterzielbeek
    March 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Candy! In a shape of Potato. That’s an unique stuff. Need to try these for sure. 🙂

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