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Favorite St. Patrick's Day Candy Recipes

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These top St. Patrick's Day candies will many anyone Irish for a day! From potato-based candies to green goodies to shamrock sweets, you're sure to find a St. Patrick's Day candy that you love!
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1. Irish Potatoes Candy

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We can't talk about St. Patrick's Day candies without starting with the category of "potato look-alikes." These Irish Potatoes Candies are a smooth, divinity-based candy with a white chocolate flavor and loads of toasted walnuts. If you're familiar with the Irish Candy Potatoes from See's Candies, then this recipe will taste very familiar! The sweet potato doppelgangers are rolled in a mixture of cocoa and cinnamon, and decorated with pine nut "eyes."

2. Fudge Potatoes Candy

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These potato imposters are made from an easy chocolate and walnut fudge. It's made in the microwave with just a few ingredients, so it comes together quickly. They're finished with a roll in a cocoa-cinnamon mixture and a few walnut pieces pressed into the outside.

3. Coconut Potatoes Candy

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This version of candy potatoes is made from cream cheese and coconut, so it's perfect for those who love the tropical taste of coconut and the tangy taste of cream cheese frosting. They're very rich, so it's best to make these potato candies small and petite.

4. Rainbow Fudge

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Now you can find your own rainbow--no leprechauns required. Rainbow Fudge is a gorgeous candy made from six colorful layers of white chocolate fudge. Pair this fudge with Pot of Gold Candies for an unusual but fun St. Patrick's Day treat!

5. Pot of Gold Candies

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Strike it rich with this Pot of Gold candy! Lustrous gold nuggets are displayed in a small chocolate bowl, for a beautiful St. Patrick's Day treat that's fit for a leprechaun--or a human. That's right, these beautiful gold bowls are entirely edible and completely delicious!

6. Irish Cream Fudge

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It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without a little booze, now would it? This white chocolate fudge has a generous splash of everyone's favorite St. Patrick's Day beverage, Irish cream liqueur. It's added before the fudge is cooked, so most of the actual alcohol is cooked off, but the signature taste remains. Try it for your next party!

7. Coconut Potato Fudge

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And now we enter the portion of this list dedicated to candies that actually include potatoes in the recipe. These potato candies are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, as long as they aren't seasoned with savory ingredients. Coconut Potato Fudge has a strong coconut flavor, a dark chocolate topping, and a creaminess that can only come from mashed potatoes.

8. Coconut Potato Kisses

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These "kisses" taste a lot of like coconut candy bars, but they have a smooth creaminess from the mashed potatoes. Dip them in milk or semi-sweet chocolate.

9. Potato Fondant

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Potato Fondant starts with a base of creamy mashed potatoes, then adds plenty of coconut for texture and flavor. Try adding flavored extracts, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, or a coating of chocolate to transform this potato fondant recipe.

10. Potato Pinwheels

Potato Pinwheels
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The mashed potatoes in these Potato Pinwheels make the candy nice and creamy, and the peanut butter filling adds a nice salty touch that keeps them from being too sweet.

11. Shamrock Fudge

Shamrock Fudge
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Shamrock Fudge is a minty, green clover-shaped fudge that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! The white chocolate-based fudge is cut into clover shapes and the edges are rolled in green sugar sprinkles for a festive look. You can either make the entire fudge green or create green and white swirls, and you can always vary the flavored extracts to suit your preferences.

12. Mint Fudge Truffles

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This recipe for Mint Fudge Truffles is closer to many fudge recipes than the traditional ganache-based truffles. These truffles are smooth, creamy, and refreshingly minty. The green chocolate decoration is optional but adds a beautiful finish.

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