What Is Potato Candy? Irish Potato Candy are delicious little treats that look just like spud potatoes. They’re made with cream cheese, powdered sugar, shredded coconut and then rolled in ground cinnamon.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH RECIPE: Even though they’re called “potato candy” they’re not made with potatoes at all. They are a popular dessert in Pennsylvania, more specifically Pennsylvania Dutch country.
What is Irish potato candy made of? Potato candy is made of softened butter, cream cheese, confectioners powdered sugar, shredded coconut and vanilla. The little potatoes are then rolled in ground cinnamon to give them their spud appearance.
Step 1. Beat your softened butter and cream cheese together in a bowl.
Step 2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla into bowl and continue beating until fully mixed. It should look fluffy.
Step 3. Add shredded coconut and mix with a spoon.
Step 4. Roll in ground cinnamon in a bowl.
Step 5. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Serve and enjoy. I dare you not to eat them all though - they're sooooooo good!