Thursday, March 17, 2011

[Recipe Share] Irish Potatoes!

According to wikipedia, these sweet confections are a Philadelphia area treat, which is probably why I've never celebrated St.Patrick's Day without them. 

Let's get right to it....

  • 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) softened butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • Ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes, and roll in the cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.   (Mine have only been rolled once)

Sláinte and Enjoy!

PS - Happy March Madness to all the NCAA junkies out there!


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