Irish Potato Candy

Total Time
30 mins
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These do contain potato, but they don't contain coconut! I made this for Saint Patrick's Day with my class years ago when I was in third grade. Later, right before I graduated from high school, I tracked down my former teacher and got her to give me this recipe. It's easy and fun for kids, and making them was such a wonderful memory for me.

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  1. Combine mashed potatoes and vanilla.
  2. Adding one cup at a time, blend in enough confectioners' sugar to form stiff, non-sticky dough. (Just how much sugar is needed will depend on moisture of potatoes. Baked potatoes tend to be drier than boiled; leftovers tend to be drier than fresh.)
  3. Working with about 1 teaspoon of mixture for each candy, shape into small irregular spheres (like new potatoes) and set out on wax paper to dry slightly before coating.
  4. Toss candies a few at a time, in a plastic bag with ground cinnamon.
  5. Shake off excess cinnamon.
  6. Store candies in cool place or refrigerate.