St. Patrick's Day is coming soon! This no-bake recipe for Irish potato candy is flavored with coconut, cream cheese, sugar, butter, and a dash of cinnamon. They are easy to make and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day.


1/4 cup salted butter

4 ounces real cream cheese

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

16 ounce packaged powder sugar

7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut, about 1 1/2 cups

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons pine nuts


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar.
  3. Beat until mixture forms a ball.
  4. Stir in coconut with a spoon.
  5. Roll the mixture between your hands to form small potato-shaped candies or roll into small balls.
  6. Place cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the balls in it.
  7. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for about 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Poke a few pine nuts into each candy for the potato "eyes".
  9. Keep refrigerated. 

    Yield: 60

Kiana McCune