I came home from work today with wonderful smells of dinner coming from the kitchen, and a little corner of a little chaos :)
Irish Potato Night!
Note the beer and Homer mug :)
These are basically little balls of frosting and coconut rolled in cinnamon. Hello! Yum.
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 4 oz light cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 16oz confectioners sugar
- 7 oz sweetened flaked coconut
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.
Stir in coconut with a spoon.
(This parts take a little elbow grease!)
Take an amount of the mixture, less than half of a golf ball, and roll imperfectly in your palms.
Then roll each little ball in a bowl of cinnamon.
Reserve the last 1 cup or so of mixture, and mix in a few drops of green food coloring.
Make into small balls and roll in the cinnamon.
They look like mini potatoes!
The idea is only a few, special "potatoes" have been touched by a leprechaun! This is especially fun with kids.
(Oh, and Refrigerate!!)
I cracked myself up with this one, baked potato anyone?