Melissa Belanger, the France-based food blogger behind A Teaspoon of Happiness, was motivated by childhood memories to publish a recipe for Irish potato candy that came from her mother. "I don't think it's actually a family recipe," Belanger said. "It's more likely that it was passed around until it reached her."


  • .25 Cup butter
  • 4 Ounce cream cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2.5 Cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1-1.5 Teaspoon cinnammon


  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: N/A
  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar and continue mixing to incorporate - scraping sides when necessary. Add coconut and mix until combined. Roll mixture into tablespoon-size balls. Roll each piece cinnamon to coat. Once coated, roll candies into a potato shape. Set on a parchment or foil-lined cookie sheet and chill until set. Store candies in refrigerator until ready to serve.