So today we bring you the Lucky Link Up! Each one of us is sharing a St. Patrick's Day themed recipe and we are including a link a up below for anyone who'd like to join in! Just post your recipe to your blog and link up by next Monday, March 10th. Entries will close and everyone will be matched up to make another blogger's recipe and we'll all share how it goes down - the good, the bad, the pinterest-worthy on St. Patrick's Day (Monday, March 17th).
We are looking forward to seeing all the yummy treats and how other bloggers make edits to fit their the dietary needs. Perhaps you are dairy free, don't use food coloring, or have trouble finding an ingredient at your local market, still try your best to make any edits needed to make it your own and of course we'll all link back to our match ups so everyone can (blog) hop along and see all the different versions!
We hope you are as excited about this link up as we are!
Now, here's my treat! I shared this recipe back in 2011, but it's a St. Patrick's Day staple around these parts. I don't remember a St. Patrick's Day classroom party without these little treats.
I found out years later, I think before I posted this recipe the first time, that this is a regional thing (Philadelphia) and if you mention it to anyone else they'll just think you are talking about actual potatoes.
Never fear, these are a delicious combination of cream cheese, sugar, coconut, and cinnamon. They only look like little potatoes, but taste 1000 times better. You know, thanks to sugar.
And cream cheese.
I can't wait for the years when Ashlynn and Kenley are waiting to take these treats to school!
- 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! Don't forget to link up your recipe below by March 10th!
Check out any of the bloggers below to get some inspiration!!