Earlier this week, I received homemade "cookies" from a friend. In honor of St. Patrick's day coming up, she made me something called Irish Potatoes. Sounds weird, right?
When I was first presented with the gift, I was a little skeptical. Something sweet that is called Irish Potatoes? And not only that, but it looked just like a potato. The "potato" was wrapped in aluminum foil. I next opened that foil, and inside was a brown blob, which was, in fact, shaped like a potato. (Surprise, right?!?) The blob was covered in what looked like brown powder.
I was scared to take a bite, no joke. Well, I got over my silly fear, and opened my mouth and took a tiny bite. It was really bitter at first. But then I tasted something slightly sweet. Looking down, I noticed that the inside of the "potato" was white, just like in a real potato. I was amazed at the construction of this.
After the initial shock, I figured out what this little creation was made out of. The inside was white divinity. (For those of you that have never had divinity, it is a really sugary candy that is mainly made out of eggs whites, and well, sugar.) It also contained a few walnuts. The outside turned out to be cinnamon and cocoa powder mixed together, with a few walnuts sprinkled about.
It doesn't sound very good, does it? Well, after the first few bites, you begin to acquire a taste for it. It really grows on you. It is not too bitter and not too sweet, either. If you're feeling like a tasty treat for St. Patrick's Day, I suggest you give these a try.