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Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy is a yummy dessert that contrary to popular belief, has no actual potatoes in the recipe. This no-bake recipe is sweet and flavorful.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 48
Author: Jill


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ C unsalted butter softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 ½ C shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ C light brown sugar


  • Using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until combined and smooth.
  • Beat in the vanilla until combined.
  • Gradually mix in the powdered sugar until combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the shredded coconut.
  • Cover with foil and place into the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out some of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  • Set onto the cookie sheet, repeat step until all of the mixture is rolled into a ball.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Coat each dough ball in the brown sugar mixture.
  • Place onto a serving tray and continue the step until all balls have been coated
  • Enjoy!