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Irish Potato Candy

Looks just like a potato, this Irish Potato Candy actually has a sweet center featuring cream cheese, coconut, and sugar. 
Prep Time50 mins
Servings: 15


  • 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.


recipe adapted from Sugar and Soul