Irish Potatoes


prep 1:00       total 1:00


3 pounds



1 can condensed milk
1 pkg. (14 oz.) flaked coconut (not moistened)
1 to 2 lb. confectioners' sugar
1 stick butter or
margarine, room temperature
Ground cinnamon


Place first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Cream with a large heavy spoon. Roll in one-inch balls. Dump some cinnamon in a bowl or plate. Roll balls in cinnamon and shake off the excess.

Author's Comments

Everyone looks for me during St Patricks day for this candy. They feel I have put tons of work into it. The most work is rewriting the recipe for everyone.

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2 Recipe Reviews

Jackie Thomas

Jackie Thomas reviewed Irish Potatoes on July 8, 2003

I used this for a school project and got top marks.. They taste so good!


Lynn reviewed Irish Potatoes on March 14, 2004

My variation:

Shred the coconut in a food processor until fine (I hate chewing coconut). Continue recipe, and even people who hate coconut will gobble this one up!

Shredding the coconut makes the balls a bit creamier. Also add a bit more vanilla, or for adults, 1T of Jameson's.