St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner

Irish Potato Candy- 1/4 cup butter, softened – 1/2 of 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.

Recipe taken from by Alex Long, Sports Editor

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