Published Mar 10th
Prep 20m Cook - Additional 10m Ready In 30m
Servings 5 dozen Calories 59

A cute little confection that looks just like little potatoes. This kind does not contain potatoes; they are made using cream cheese and coconut.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ½ cups flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes, and roll in the cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 59
  • Carbohydrate 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol 4.1 mg
  • Fat 2.3 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 19.9 mg
  • Sugar 9 g


  1. This recipe yielded 40 potato candies, each was about 2 bites. Chilling in between steps is the key! Chill them for about 30 minutes after you mix in the coconut, then chill them another 30 minutes after shaping them, chill them about 20 minutes after rolling them in cinnamon. I used 1/2 tbsp of cocoa - Read more ...
  2. My husband was having a St. Pats potluck at work and I was looking for something "Irish" and "different" to send. I stumbled across this recipe and decided it looked easy fast and good so I tried it. I just finished emailing him the recipe - there were a lot of requests for it! I - Read more ...
  3. good taste but way to gooey and messy to roll. I even added more 10x sugar and that didnt help. I dont know if I did something wrong.Took to long wont be making again. Sorry.
  4. We have grown up enjoying these sinful good candies and find this recipe able to produce "Irish P's" as good as those made by a local candy company known for these "Patty's Day" treats. I used some butter to grease the palms of my hands for rolling and I place the mixture back in the - Read more ...
  5. Very good. I let cream cheese mixture chill in fridge over night before rolling in hands to form individual candies. Came out great. Cute presentation for St. Patty's Day!
  6. These are so cute! I surrounded a plate of Irish Soda Bread with them. I had to explain what they were since they do look a little odd but once the group knew what they were they dove right in until they were gone. The taste is different and good and they are a great - Read more ...
  7. This recipe is very easy to make. I like to toast the coconut - it makes the candy much more flavorful. For a cute gift - make small burlap sacks and line with wax paper, fill the sack with the potato candy and tie the top with twine. I gave these to my Irish relatives - Read more ...
  8. This was a big hit in my holiday candy tins. Be sure to allow time for them to dry out a little so they won't be so squishy. Also next time I'm going to roll them in cinnamon and a little sugar instead of just cinnamon. The cinnamon alone is slightly bitter when you first - Read more ...
  9. This recipe is great! It's just as good as the one's you can buy at See's candy. I did what See's did though and instead of just cinnamon I mixed cinnamon with cocoa powder. Perfect!

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