Coconut-Free Irish Potatoes Candy

Coconut-Free Irish Potatoes Candy

I was frantically searching for a non-coconut recipe for Irish Potatoes for St. Patrick's day. I recently became allergic to coconut, so I made this recipe up after not being able to find an alternative online or in any cookbooks I have at home. I think the almonds are a nice twist and help maintain the consistency of the ball instead of just omitting coconut from other recipes I've seen. This is a good no-bake recipe. It is simple to make and easy to eat.
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  • Serves: 72 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place almonds in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely ground. Pour cinnamon into a rimmed plate.
  2. Step 2

    Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until evenly blended. Place the bowl into a large pan filled with ice to help mixture stiffen; make sure butter mixture does not spill out of the bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Sift confectioners' sugar into the butter mixture. Add ground almonds and stir until combined. Let mixture rest on ice for 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Roll mixture into 1/2-inch balls and roll in cinnamon until coated. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.