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Pieces of Irish potato candy on a white plate, one piece showing the inside of the candy

Irish Potato Candy

Irish potato candy isn't Irish and has no potatoes in it, but it's still a delicious recipe for St. Patrick's Day.

Course Candy
Cuisine American
Keyword balls, candy, cinnamon, confection, cream cheese, No bake, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 Irish Potato Candies
Calories 151 kcal
Author CBDistillery


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 tablespoons butter softened
  • 5 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time to the softened cream cheese and mix thoroughly.

  2. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Add butter and mix.
  4. Use a spoon or spatula and fold in the coconut.
  5. Place cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

  6. Shape coconut mixture into roughly shaped 1 inch balls.
  7. Roll in cinnamon.
  8. Place each "potato" on parchment paper or a plate.

  9. Chill in the fridge for 1/2 hour or more before serving.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Press bits of pine nuts into the finished candies to make "eyes."

Nutrition Facts
Irish Potato Candy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.