Sunday, March 15, 2009

Potatoes are a Sweet Treat.....

Well, they can be :0)

Irish Potatoes are an easy, fast and super sweet treat to make yourself and with the kids! Simple ingredients, simple steps and a simply sinful sugar rush.

The true time tested recipe....yes that is TYPED out. As is a type writer folks (lol). See below for the full recipe, just in case your PC doesn't pick up the photo well enough to read.

Finished bite sized product ready to eat!

Variations: when you taste the mixture you may think of those large chocolate coated Easter Eggs you would get as a kid..the ones that were so big your mom would slice you off a piece! So pretty much you could use this sweet butter and coconut mixture with a cocoa coating OR shape and then dip in melted chocolate. YUM! Have fun with it...if you come up with your own tempting treat variation let me know, ok?!

Recipe in full:
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup Eagle Brand Condensed Milk (NOT "evaporated" anywhere on the can)
6 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups coconut (I used a non sweetened organic myself, recipe is sweet already)
cinnamon for rolling and coating

In medium bowl cream butter, vanilla and salt. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Add sugar slowly, 1-2 cups at a time. Blend well after each addition of sugar, until stiff. Then add coconut, mix. Shape into balls and toll to coat in cinnamon. Refrigerate. (NOTE: in pic above directions call for rolling and kneading in remaining sugar...I've never done this step, so I omitted here)


1 comment:

Bumpkin Bears said...

yummmm that looks good Chrissi :) Hugs, Catherine x