Making Irish Potatoes is really very simple. My recipe calls for 2lbs of confectioners sugar (also known as 10X sugar), 1/2 butter, 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/4 cup of half and half, 1/2lb of sweetened shredded coconut and cinnamon. To make them you'll need to combine the confectioners sugar and melted butter. I strongly suggest mixing this with your hands. It's a bit messy, but it works the best. I highly recommend you do not try to use your KitchenAid stand mixer to make these, unless you want to damage it. I did this with my brand new mixer 9 years ago. It hasn't functioned the same ever since. Just knead the sugar and melted butter until it's all crumbly. It will take on a lumpy yellowish appearance. Next add the vanilla and half and half. The idea is to work this into a ball, but it's going to be a sticky lump that doesn't resemble a ball in the slightest. Next you will need to work the coconut into the dough. Once it is worked in nicely, you're ready to start making your Irish potatoes. To make the potatoes you'll need to pinch off some dough and roll it into a ball or potato shape between your palms. Once that is accomplished you'll need to roll the ball in cinnamon. I sprinkle cinnamon onto a large plate for this part. I managed to get about 110 Irish Potatoes that are a small to medium size. They're very rich, so you don't want to make them too big.
If you don't like cinnamon, you could use coco powder for the final step. This recipe can also be used to make coconut eggs for Easter. Instead of rolling them into a ball shape, you'll make them look like eggs and coat them in melted semi-sweet chocolate.