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Grandmom's Irish Potatoes

"My mom's Irish Potato Candy. This one doesn't have coconut, but it is really tasty."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 62 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, butter, evaporated milk, cream of tartar and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cook to the soft ball stage at 234 degrees F (115 degrees C). A few drops will form a soft ball when dropped into cold water. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add vanilla and beat until creamy and stiff. Roll into balls and shape like little potatoes. Roll each ball in cinnamon to coat, then press in pieces of chopped nuts to look like eyes. You can also dust with cocoa to simulate dirt.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 62 calories; 0.9 g fat; 13.5 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 33 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was so tasty. A little messy to shape, but very easy since if it gets too hard just the heat of your hands will shape it. Very rich so you'll need to slice the little potatoes. I would r...

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I tried this recipe with a friend that likes to bake. After about 1 hour of cooling, I was finally able to shape the potatoes. But, I still don't think they are right. I followed the recipe, ...

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This was so tasty. A little messy to shape, but very easy since if it gets too hard just the heat of your hands will shape it. Very rich so you'll need to slice the little potatoes. I would r...

I've used this one before, and it's really good...to cut the sweetness a bit we usually roll it out into a large rectangle, spread peanut butter on it, and roll it up and slice it rather than sh...

I tried this recipe with a friend that likes to bake. After about 1 hour of cooling, I was finally able to shape the potatoes. But, I still don't think they are right. I followed the recipe, ...

Disappointing ... I followed the recipe EXACTLY and waited til mixture cooled as directed to add vanilla and beat until creamy and firm ... all I got was a gooey mess. Not sure what went wrong ...

I did everything right and they came out like little crumbly sugar balls. Bummer. Won't be making these again.

kids love them

Just what I remember. Glad there's no coconut. My kids love them!

Very good, even though they didn't have coconut in them. They didn't last very long.

Delicious! I did not change anything with this recipe. It just so happens that a very picky eater actually really enjoyed this, as well as many others :)