Candy Irish Potatoes
They are not potatoes that come from the soil, they are made with sugar, and shaped like potatoes, also mixed in vanilla extract and milk. Dust with cinnamon or cocoa powder. People love these cute looking candy potatoes! 52
evaporated milk, sweetened
cream of tartar
ground, or cocoa powder
Add the sugar, butter, evaporated milk, cream of tartar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir well and bring to a boil.
Cook to the soft ball stage at 234 degrees F (115 degrees C).
When dropped into cold water, a few drops will form a soft ball.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Beat in vanilla by a whisk or an electric mixer until creamy and stiff.
Roll into balls and shape like little potatoes.
Roll each ball into cinnamon or cocoa powder to be evenly coated, then press in pieces of chopped nuts to make eyes.
Serve and enjoy!