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       Title: Irish Potato Candy (Without Potatoes)
  Categories: Candy, Ethnic, Potatoes, Misc
      Yield: 24 servings
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Evaporated milk
       1 tb Butter
     1/8 ts Cream of tartar
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2    To 3/4 cup flaked coconut;
       2 ts Ground cinnamon
       2 ts Cocoa
            Blanched almond bits or pine
      Combine sugar, milk, butter, cream of tartar and
   salt in saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring
   occasionally. cover pan.
      Cook syrup to 234 degrees or until a few drops form
   a soft ball when tested in cold water.  Uncover
   occasionally during cooking, and stir gently to
   prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
      Let syrup stand undisturbed until lukewarm.  Add
   vanilla. Beat syrup until creamy.  Add coconut and
   blend. Shape candy into small pieces to resemble
      Blend cinnamon and cocoa.  roll candy in cinnamon
   mixture and coat well. Insert bits of blanched almonds
   or pine nuts to resemble eyes of potatoes, if desired.
   Makes about 2 dozen.
  source: a friends mother