Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


To commemorate St. Patrick's Day, I always make Irish potatoes. For those of you not in the know, they're made of butter, cream cheese, coconut, vanilla, confectioners sugar, and cinnamon - basically frosting rolled up into little balls! But they're delicious, and the bf loves them. So here's the recipe:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb confectioners sugar
7 oz coconut
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Cream butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla and sugar and beat until mixture forms ball. Stir in coconut. Roll mixture to form "potatoes." Put cinnamon in a sandwich bag, add a few potatoes at a time, and shake. (This part wasn't really working out for me, so I just dumped the cinnamon on top.) Refrigerate for 1 hour.

So, what's up with the troll? My mom rescued her from the attic to honor the festive season; she came from some trolls around the world line and used to belong to my sister. (I had the Dutch one, complete with white cap cemented onto her wild hot pink hair. I've no idea what ever became of her.)


3 comments:

Indy Grrrl said...

I would like to try this recipe. At first, I was scared because I thought real potatoes were involved ; ) I think I may have tried these as a kid!

spoozyliciouzz said...

Well, how on earth would you possibly explain why an "typical" irish recipe should contain coconut flavour and cinnamon?

Besides from that, it surely is tasty...

The Tote Trove said...

Beats me. But yeah, they are tasty. And a little deadly.