These mini potato candies actually contain no potatoes. I found the recipe out in internetland and I believe them to be a modern confectionary.
1/4 cup butter soft
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp coconut extract
4 cups powder sugar
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
Beat butter, cream cheese, and extract together till smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing in-between. Add coconut and blend. Roll into mini potato shaped balls. Roll in powdered cinnamon. Chill and serve.
I found it helpful to chill the mixture after all the mixing and before rolling into balls.
These things are sickly sweet and I couldn't handle eating more than 3 at a time.
For some added fun you could put candy eyes on them turning them into wee Mr. Potato Heads!