Muldowney's Irish Potato Candy


Classic St. Patrick's Day candy that looks like little potatoes.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
72 candies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages confectioners' sugar, or to taste

  • 1 (14 ounce) package shredded coconut, or to taste

  • cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®)

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup ground cinnamon, or as needed


  1. Place softened butter in a large bowl. Add confectioners' sugar, coconut, corn syrup, and vanilla extract; mix using your hands until combined. Knead until it holds together but is not too sticky, adding more sugar and coconut, if needed.

  2. Place cinnamon on a plate. Form the mixture into small, round balls and roll in the cinnamon until coated and they look like tiny potatoes.

Cook's Note:

The same filling can be used for coconut Easter eggs. Just shape into eggs and dip into melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
4g Fat
17g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* 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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