Irish Potatoes

by jerseygirl on March 18, 2011 · 15 comments

I had meant to put up a post yesterday but a few St Patty’s Day drinks got in the way. I hope everyone had a good one with luck going their way!

We started the day out with those pesky leprechauns visiting while we were sleeping. They did their usual trick of dumping my basket of food magazines and messing up the living room. My kids set some traps but the leprechauns didn’t go for them and we couldn’t catch them.They did leave some gold chocolate coins so the kids were happy.

My son came home from school yesterday with a treat of Irish potatoes that his wonderful teachers had made with the class. They were so good I thought I should share this classic recipe with with you. You don’t have to wait until next St Patty’s Day to make them. They are good any time of year!

Here are my two hams all ready to go to school yesterday. Happy Friday!

Irish Potatoes

1/4 lb butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 lb powdered sugar
3 tsp vanilla
7 oz coconut

Mix all ingredients together. Make sure mixture is well blended. Roll into balls and then roll into cinnamon. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

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The Japanese Redneck March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am

That's a very neat idea and they don't look so good, but with what's in them, I bet they tasted good.

vanillasugar March 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

i am dying to make these. i saw them over at joy the baker too. i bet they are addictive! can't believe how big your kids got!

kat March 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

How fun is that

Pam March 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

We had naughty leprechauns visit our house too. What a mess they made.

The Irish potatoes look amazing and totally addictive!

TheBasilBee March 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

my coworkers wife made these and brought them in yesterday and i had one for the first time..they were delish! Hope you enjoyed your st.pattys day!

The Food Hunter March 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Your children are really cute. I made Irish potatoes too this week.

claudia lamaoscolo March 18, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I love Irish potatoes and you have a gorgeous family!

teresa March 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

these are so fun, my kids made some at school too and loved them!

Allie March 20, 2011 at 12:41 am

I remember making these when I was younger. So funny, my friend at work had to do something for the leprechauns too! I never remember getting anything but I like the idea of chocolate coins, very cute 🙂

Jill's Comfort Zone March 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I love it!!!! I'll have to try this recipe one day!

Mary March 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

The kids look great and I'm sure they enjoyed the day. Your candy sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Lorie March 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Totally cute idea!

Mrs. L March 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I keep passing by this recipe because it has coconut in it which my husband doesn't like…but I've decided maybe I should just make them for me 🙂

Laura mc March 5, 2012 at 12:49 am

Guys its st paddys day! Not st pattys day! Please respect and say it proper! Laura (in irealand) 🙂

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