Irish Potato Candy


This Irish potato recipe is for cute candies that look just like little potatoes! This recipe does not contain potatoes; they are made using cream cheese and coconut.

close up view of Irish Potato Candy
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 dozen


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Mix in flaked coconut.

  2. Roll mixture into balls or potato shapes; roll balls in cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set, at least 10 minutes. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for a darker color.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

59 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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