Irish Potato Candy Recipe

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Indulge in the sweet and delicious treat of Irish Potato Candy, a simple and nostalgic confection that resembles tiny potatoes. With creamy ingredients and a touch of cinnamon, this recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings.

Why Make This Recipe

Irish Potato Candy is a fun and easy recipe to make with kids or for a quick snack. It requires minimal ingredients and no baking, making it a hassle-free treat for any occasion.

How to Make Irish Potato Candy


  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ⅓ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups coconut flakes
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon


  • Using a mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Add powdered sugar slowly to the bowl and continue to beat until combined into a thick dough.
  • Mix in the coconut using a wooden spoon.
  • Roll small amounts of dough into balls the size of marbles.
  • Coat the balls in cinnamon by rolling them in a small bowl.
  • Chill the candies for at least 30 minutes before serving.

How to Serve Irish Potato Candy

Simply place the chilled Irish Potato Candies on a decorative plate or dish for a sweet and delightful treat. They can be enjoyed as bite-sized snacks or dessert after a meal.

How to Store Irish Potato Candy

Store the Irish Potato Candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. They can be kept for up to a week, but it’s best to consume them sooner for the best texture and taste.

Tips to Make Irish Potato Candy

  • Ensure the cream cheese and butter are softened to room temperature for easier mixing.
  • Adjust the amount of cinnamon according to your preference for flavor intensity.
  • Use a cookie scoop to create uniform-sized candies for a consistent presentation.


For a twist on the classic recipe, try adding a sprinkle of cocoa powder to the coconut mixture or rolling the candies in crushed nuts for added texture.


  • Can I use margarine instead of butter? Yes, but the flavor and texture may vary slightly.
  • How long do the candies need to chill before serving? At least 30 minutes to allow them to set.
  • Can I freeze Irish Potato Candy? It’s not recommended as the texture may change after thawing.

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