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Sweet "Potatoes"

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with these surprising confections that look like real spuds.

  • yield: Makes 40


  • 4 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups walnuts (toasted, cooled, and finely chopped)
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. Step 1

    Beat butter and cream cheese with vanilla and salt until pale and fluffy. Mix in sugar and walnuts until smooth. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Roll dough (1 tablespoon each) between your hands. Shape into "potatoes." Roll in cinnamon; brush off excess with a pastry brush. To create "eyes," stick in walnut pieces. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2011

Reviews (1)

  • 9 Mar, 2014

    I would like to make these but are we suppose to save some of the 2 cups of walnuts to make the eyes?