Irish Cinnamon Potato Candy

Despite the title, don't look for any potatoes in this recipe.


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces regular cream cheese, softened (not the low-fat variety)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 7 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Add vanilla extract and confectioners' sugar, beating until the mixture forms a ball.
  3. Stir in the coconut, and roll the mixture into small balls.
  4. Roll the balls into the cinnamon, and chill until firm (about an hour).
  5. You can roll the candies a second time in cinnamon after they have chilled.