Thursday, March 19, 2009

Irish Potatoes

Mrs. Shannon's first grade and Mrs. Eileen's preschool classes combined to make a delicious candy, called Irish Potatoes. Irish potatoes do not have any potatoes in them, they are actually a very rich candy made with cream cheese, coconut, powdered sugar and cinnamon. The children enjoyed listening to the story Jamie O'Rourke and the Giant Potato while we were making the Irish Potatoes. When asked the children in Mrs. Eileen' s room all agreed that they liked the potatoes. Since we had made so many extras we took them around the school handing them out to the teachers that wanted one. The recipe to make them in below.


1 (8 oz) container of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 bag (4 cups) of powdered sugar
1 bag (2 1/2 cups) shredded coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

Mix together in a bowl cream cheese and butter. You will need to have both softened so you can knead it with your hands. Then add powdered sugar. Continue to knead. Then add shredded coconut. Knead until well mixed. Once well mixed roll into balls (don't make too big, these are very rich). Roll the ball in a bowl of cinnamon. Then place on a plate. Place plate in the refrigerator and let set for a few minutes. If you are in a hurry then place them in the freezer. Eat and enjoy. These are great with a tall glass of milk.

Enjoying the Irish Potatoes.

Officer Rickey enjoyed the Irish potatoes as well.

Children from both classes enjoyed the candy treat.

They all needed a drink after eating such a rich treat.

Willing to try one bite of Irish Potato only to release they were YUMMY!

Not sure if he likes this kind of potato.

Having fun with friends.

Waiting for everyone to get a piece of candy.

We like the juice, thanks.

Listening to the story as the candy was made.

What a sticky mess, Mrs. Eileen has gotten herself into.

Discussing whether the Irish potatoes will be good or yucky.

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