"Potato" Candy

  • Yield servings

Here’s an easy candy that produces little pieces that look like spuds. Be a little careless in shaping them so they are knobby and irregular like real potatoes. Roll a second time in the cinnamon if you want an “earthier” look. These are perfect for making with kids.

potato candy
Photo and Styling: Karry Hosford


1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
    Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes, and roll in the cinnamon.
  2. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.



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