After all, St. Patty's Day is our next holiday. Plus, by then we are all calling it springtime. So try out these nifty little candy 'potatoes'. They are super fast. Very cute. Deliciously yummy. Fast, cute, yummy...what a trilogy!
Irish Potato Candy
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
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.
That is totally it. Now there are actually recipes for the candy that do include one potato. Scour the internet and you will find those as well.
These will do just fine for me.
I am joining in with Foody Friday , The Tablescaper, Sweet Tooth Friday so the rest of you can enjoy SPRINGTIME (at least in my little world)!!
In the meantime, enjoy my pictures from St. Patty's Day 2010.
I've got to get busy thinking!