Irish Gems

Judy Few

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@nanajc2004

A good use for leftover mashed potatoes. I've seen other recipes that say to use unseasoned mashed potatoes, but I just use leftovers. Been making these for 40 years. Big hit with coconut lovers.


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No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The mashed potatoes had me a little nervous as we were putting these together, but the end result is simply to-die-for! If you like coconut, you will LOVE these sweet gems.

Ingredients

3/4 c
mashed potatoes
1 box
powdered sugar
4 c
coconut
1 tsp
vanilla
1/8 tsp
salt
1 6-oz pkg
chocolate chips
1/2 oz
paraffin

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Blend together mashed potatoes and sugar. Add coconut, vanilla and salt.
2
Drop from tsp onto wax paper or greased cookie sheet. Shape into peaks. Let stand uncovered 30 minutes.
3
Melt in saucepan over very low heat, chocolate chips and paraffin.
4
Using a teaspoon, pour chocolate mixture over peaks of candy. Cool.
5
Makes approximately 4 dozen.
6
Note: I usually add about 2 cups of chopped pecans.
7
Note: If you shape the mixture around an almond and dip the ball in the chocolate you have a mini faux Almond Joy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy