Whether you need a quick snack to send with your child for their classroom’s St. Patrick’s Day Party, or you just want a holiday snack for home Irish Potato Candy fits the bill. This holiday classic is easy to make and everybody loves it!
What you need:
Half a stick of butter
4 Oz cream cheese
1 Tsp vanilla extract
16 Oz box of confectioners sugar
2 1/2 cups coconut flakes
To begin making your Irish Potato Candy you will soften the entire half stick of butter and package of cream cheese. You can do this in the microwave. You do not want to melt them, just soften them so they can be creamed with the other ingredients. Once they are both softened you will cream them together in a large bowl using a mixing spatula. Next, add the vanilla extract and blend completely with the butter and cream cheese mix. Then, add the entire box of confectioners sugar to the mix. After all the ingredients are blended together you will mix in the coconut flakes.
Once the dough is completely mixed you can start rolling individual balls to make the pieces of Irish Potato Candy. Roll the dough into walnut sized pieces. You can do this between the palms of your hands. After each piece is rolled, you will roll each piece individually in a bowl of cinnamon until it is coated. Place each finished piece of candy on a wax paper lined baking sheet. When you are finished rolling all the dough place the candy in the refrigerator for at least two hours or until the pieces of candy are firm.
Keep the candy refrigerated between serving so its stays firm.