Monday, March 3, 2014

Lucky Link-Up

Welcome Friends!  Some of my blog friends and I had so much fun with our Secret Santa and Valentine's Day blog swap, we wanted to continue the fun, but this time figure out a way to get everyone involved!

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.

Irish Potatoes.

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!!

Natasha at Schue Love 
Emily at Dear Owen 
Veronika at Veronika's Blushing 
Erin at Hello Erin
Colleen at Meet the Sullivans
Natasha at Hello Happiness


  1. I for sure thought you were making actual potatoes! These sound yummy...totally making them this year!

  2. These are my kind of potatoes!!! I love this link up and all the ideas I'm getting for our annual St. Pat's party with family. I always brought soda bread to class St. Pat's parties growing up :)

  3. cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, coconut? pretty sure that's the recipe for my HEART. since they look like potatoes i'm pretty sure they can be served for dinner. . . . right?

  4. These look so good! I can't believe I've never heard of them! Definitely going to have to try making these for Mac this year.

  5. Very interesting. I have never heard of these! I will have to try them out.

  6. Love that you made something savory!! I see a St. Patty's Day feast in our near future!!

  7. They are a great little sweet treat, and it's so funny because I grew up thinking they were treat everyone had on St. Patrick's Day!

  8. He'll love them - unless he hates sugar and cream cheese, and if that's that case, I'm very curious about this child of yours :)

  9. Why not? I just had cadbury mini eggs for breakfast, so fits right in my menu

  10. I've had soda bread lots of times, but never made it! I think I might try this year and use your recipe. We'll see how ambitious I can get!

  11. Irish (sweet) potatoes, eh!? These seriously look like little taters, would never have thought they were sweet treats! Good choice! :)

    Newlywed Life Blog

  12. You can order the ones that you can buy in stores around here too! (personally, I always liked the homemade ones better!) This is probably why I didn't realize they weren't "a thing", you can buy them around here :)

  13. I was pleasantly surprised to discover these are SWEET! can't wait to try! and SO sorry on leaving you embarrassing! I fixed it as soon as I saw it. :)

  14. nooo, please don't be embarrassed! I was only pulling your leg, no worries at all! And definitely give them a try!

  15. Now that's my kind of potato! I definitely want to try these!

  16. I am so excited!! I have to get working on mine!

  17. Can't wait to see your recipe!


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