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Coconut Potato Kisses

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Coconut Potato Kisses are a wonderful St. Patrick's Day candy! Use leftover (unseasoned) mashed potatoes to make this coconut-flavored candy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 36 kisses

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm mashed potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lb sifted powdered sugar
  • 3/4 pound shredded coconut
  • 12 oz chocolate candy coating

Preparation:

1. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with aluminum foil or waxed paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the potatoes, butter, salt, and vanilla.

3. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar in several batches. Stir in the coconut until well-combined.

4. Drop by teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet and form into kiss shapes, or place the candy in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe kisses on the baking sheet. Chill until set, about 1 hour.

5. Microwave the candy coating until completely melted and smooth, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

6. Dip the kisses in the melted coating using a fork or dipping tools, and place them back on the foil-covered baking sheet to set.

7. Store Coconut Potato Kisses in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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