Leprechaun Candy for St Patrick’s Day
The children will love making this candy for your St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Just watch out for those mischievous leprechauns!
1/4 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon butter
2 drops green food coloring
Place mashed potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add green food coloring and mix well.
Stir in salt, sugar, vanilla, coconut and butter. Remove from bowl and knead for about 5 minutes.
Add a little more sugar if necessary to keep the dough stiff while kneading. Tear off small amounts of the dough and roll into log shapes. The amount of dough you use will determine the size of each piece of candy.
Roll the shapes in the cinnamon. Place the candy on wax paper and allow to set for at least one hour before storing.