Skinny Irish Potatoes
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I am in it to win it this year, guys. I’m kind of rocking St. Patty’s Day. Aaaand it all started with these perfect little Irish potatoes. Growing up I remember eating these throughout the whole month of March. I mean, why not. This year, I was kind of dreading making them because the classic recipe calls for a butt load of confectioner’s sugar and I wanted to keep things sugar free. Well, I kind of rolled around in bed last night doing all these what ifs in my head. I marched to the kitchen this morning on a mission. The result? YASSSS.
Ok, for anyone interested in fun facts, read on. Losers can scroll straight to the recipe. Wiki says Irish potatoes are a Philly tradition! Mind = Blown. I mean, my whole life I thought everyone was enjoying these and I thought for sure the Pine Nut’s news feed would be flooded with Irish potatoes. NO! Turns out, the rest of the country – no, world! – has been unexposed and deprived of this tasty treat. I’m sad for them. Anyway, I am delighted to be the person that brings joy to the world through these coconutty cinna bundles.
In other St. Patty’s news, I making Beer Battered Corned Beef and Cauli Mash tonight for dinner. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you guys, assuming things turn out as planning. This is my first time making corned beef, so fingers crossed for me!! I totally feel like Julie in Julie and Julia. If things start to go south, we’ll just never speak of this again. K? K.
So let’s make some low carb, skinny Irish potatoes!!Print
You’ll love these low carb + gluten free Skinny Irish Potatoes!! They’re such a fun, lightened up version of my favorite childhood St. Patrick’s Day treat!!
- 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or favorite sweetener)
- 7 oz. unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients except cinnamon.
- Chill for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
- With your hands, roll into balls the size of a large marble.
- Then, place the cinnamon in a shallow bowl and roll each ball to coat it with the cinnamon.
- Per ball: Calories 134; Fat 11.9g (Sat 8.9g); Protein 1.6g; Carb 5.4g (net carb 3.6g); Fiber 1.8g; Sodium 54mg
Tell me if you’ve ever had these and what your St. Patty’s traditions are!! Enjoy!! xo