Irish Potato Candy is little treats that look like mini potatoes. They don’t actually contain any potatoes but are made mainly with coconut and cream cheese. While they do not typically contain potato, some homemade versions do include potato and salt to make them less sweet. These little potato candies come from Pennsylvania and are typically eaten around St. Patrick’s day and other spring celebrations. Once they are made, it is really easy to store them for a later party.

Key Takeaways:

  • Don’t let the name fool you, these aren’t made from potato.
  • Not actually made in Ireland either, they were made in Pennsylvania.
  • They get their name from their shape but are made of coconut and cream cheese.

“Making Irish potato candy is as simple as beating all the ingredients except the cinnamon together into a fluffy, sticky mass.”

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