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Old 03-11-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


DIRECTIONS:
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.

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Old 03-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #2
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I have a similar one that doesn't use cream cheese -


"IRISH POTATO" TRUFFLES


Makes 20



1 cups unsweetened coconut
1 cups powdered sugar
3T heavy cream
1tsp. vanilla
1tsp. cocoa
2T cinnamon
2T powdered sugar



Place coconut in food processor and pulse til finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl, add 1 cups powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, and mix well. Roll mixture into balls about 1T in size and place on parchment lined sheet to rest for about an hour.

Combine cocoa, cinnamon, and 2T powdered sugar in a small bowl. Dredge each 'potato' in mixture and shake off excess. Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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Irish Potato Candy

1 Tablespoon Mashed potatoes
2-1/4 Cups Confectioners' sugar
1 12 oz jar peanut butter (less)
melted chocolate chips (warm)

Placed mashed potatoes in a mixer bowl. Add confectioners' sugar one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Spread into greased 10 x 15-inch pan. Spread peanut butter over top. Spread chocolate on top of that. Cool slightly. Roll as for a jelly roll. Cut into slices.
Do not double, makes A LOT! Very sweet.



It's almost May, we made some at Christmas time, there are still some left! ~Bliss
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:28 PM   #4
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Yum

Yum

And Yum!

Thanks for all three!
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Irish Potato Candy

1 Tablespoon Mashed potatoes
2-1/4 Cups Confectioners' sugar
1 12 oz jar peanut butter (less)
melted chocolate chips (warm)

Placed mashed potatoes in a mixer bowl. Add confectioners' sugar one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Spread into greased 10 x 15-inch pan. Spread peanut butter over top. Spread chocolate on top of that. Cool slightly. Roll as for a jelly roll. Cut into slices.
Do not double, makes A LOT! Very sweet.



It's almost May, we made some at Christmas time, there are still some left! ~Bliss
Are you sure you mean only a tablespoon of mashed potato? I see your tablespoon and raise you a cup!
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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Are you sure you mean only a tablespoon of mashed potato? I see your tablespoon and raise you a cup!
Trust me, though, if you want to give it a try, you could end up with 50 lbs of candy on your hands. (which is kind of why I have so much left!)
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:25 PM   #7
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I've just noticed that the other recipes don't even use any potato! What a dastardly trick...
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:58 AM   #8
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I've just noticed that the other recipes don't even use any potato! What a dastardly trick...
It doesn't seem right does it!?!
I bet they look like little marzipan potatoes though. ~Blissful
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