How to make Irish potato candy

Irish Potato Candy recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling
Irish Potato Candy recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Irish potato candies are not actually an Irish dish but are growing popularity across the Atlantic.

The sweets originated in Philadelphia and got their name due to the fact they look like little potatoes and are usually cooked as a treat on St Patrick’s Day.

Irish Potato Candy recipe. Image copyright Ireland Calling

They are shaped like potatoes and get their colour from either cocoa or cinnamon.

We found a number of useful videos online and have chosen one by TheFuzzyDragon1

Irish potato candy recipe


– 1/4 cup of softened butter (half a stick / 60ml)
– 4 Ounces of softened cream cheese (Half a package / 113g)
– 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract
– 16 Ounces of confectioner’s sugar (More or less One 500g package)
– 7 Ounces of sweetened coconut flakes (2 1/2 cups / 200g)
– Cinnamon (Just enough to lightly sprinkle on the potato candies) Or Cocoa powder…you can go a little more crazy with cocoa! 🙂

Checkout the video below from TheFuzzyDragon1

Recipes More-Irish-recipesIngredients unit converter

Do you qualify to become an Irish citizen?

There are three main ways for a person to qualify for Irish citizenship – through birth, through marriage or civil partnership or through naturalisation. Check if you qualify for Irish citizenship

Did you know?

Despite funerals being the saddest of occasions, they often produce wonderfully warm and life-affirming poems and blessings. The Irish have a great tradition for funeral poems and blessings. Find out more.

Have you heard about…

Some of the most popular surnames in Ireland have histories that go back hundreds, even thousands of years. Several originated from the ancient Irish clans that ruled various parts of the country over the centuries. Find out the stories of some of the most common names in Ireland.

What about this…

Brian Boru is known as the last High King of Ireland and is even credited with seeing off the Vikings who had terrorised the Irish for over 200 years. Find out more.
Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.