These traditional chocolate dipped cream candies are a snap to make.
They have a delicious coconut-pecan taste.
Traditionally, the chocolate is melted with paraffin wax to give the candies a hard, shiny finish.
I dislike the texture and taste of wax, so my recipe omits that step.
If you would like to try the traditional method, add 1 block paraffin wax to the chocolate when you melt it.
Fill your holiday tin with Martha Washington Candy. You will be ready at a moments notice to take them to a party, school or just have on hand for your own holiday table!
Don’t get caught empty handed! Enjoy.
Bonus: if you don’t stock condensed milk or your local store doesn’t carry it you can see my recipe for How to Make Condensed Milk.
Martha Washington Candy
- 1 cup margarine
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups pecans Chopped
- Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. Set aside.
- Mix margarine, sugar and sweetened condensed milk in large mixing bowl. Add coconut, pecans, and vanilla; mix well, using a sturdy large spoon. Chill until firm enough to handle.
- Form into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheets . Chill until very firm.
- Melt chocolate chips in top pot of double boiler over simmering water. Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper.
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