Irish Potato Candy
Looks just like a potato, this Irish Potato Candy actually has a sweet center featuring cream cheese, coconut, and sugar.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until evenly combined and fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat again until evenly incorporated.
Working with one cup at a time, slowly mix in the sugar- scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go, until it's all in and evenly incorporated.
Use a spatula to stir the coconut into the thick batter, until evenly combined.
Cover the mixing bowl, and chill the batter for 30 minutes.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and use your hands to roll the dough out into large marble-sized potato-ish lumps.
Roll the raw 'potatoes' in the cinnamon to evenly coat. Transfer them to a serving platter, or to a tupperware to keep sealed up to a week in the refrigerator.