I love Irish Potato Candies! I’m half Irish and half Italian. I’ve been to Ireland a couple of times and Cork is one of my favorite spots. They say the further away from Ireland you go the more Irish you get, which is true. 😉
Irish Potato Candies are one of my favorites. I remember the excitement I felt when my Mom would buy a box and I’d have to restrain myself to not eat more than 3 at once.
Last night I made a Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free version that is sure to make your mouth happy, bring back all the memories of eating those Irish Potato Candies!
Raw Is Sexy Irish Potato Candies
- Raw Cashews
- Organic, unsweetened, shredded coconut
- Raw Agave
- Sea Salt
- Vanilla Extract
I soaked a cup and a half of raw cashews in water for an hour. Drain the water and add cashews to your food processor. Blend until creamy.
Add shredded coconut – a bit at a time. This part I did not measure because I was unsure how much I would need to create a doughy-rollable-ball like mixture. Then I added half a teaspoon of sea salt and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend again. Add a little bit of spring water if you feel you need to. Then I added agave to taste. I didn’t want them to taste super sweet so I just drizzled in about 3-4 teaspoons of agave and blended.
Using your hands, roll the dough into balls and roll the balls into cinnamon. I also rolled some of the balls into more shredded coconut and then into cinnamon. Put in the refrigerator overnight or for as long as you can for them to firm up. I put them in last night and they tasted AMAZING this morning! So good!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!