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Martha Washington Candies

Martha Washington Candies

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Here is a candy that can be given as gifts during the holidays or just gobbled up whenever you have a hankering for it. They are a hand-dipped pecan candy in a fondant-like base.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Form into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheets . Chill until very firm.
  4. 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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Reviews

LIZ MC
83
12/19/2003

I have made this heavenly candy for YEARS and they turn out perfect everytime. My recipe calls for two boxes of confectioners sugar (instead of four cups)so maybe that is why mine never comes out "soupy", "thin", etc. Try it, you'll love it. Note: I also use 1/4 pound of parafin melted in the chocolate which makes the coating perfect with a slight shine very pretty).

ajmatt
67
12/23/2006

Doubling the confectioners sugar will make the candy easier to handle, but DON'T DO IT! You want that creamy, melt-in-your-mouth experience. Instead, work with the candy. Freeze before handling, drop in teaspoons on waxed paper and freeze AGAIN, roll drops between hands and freeze AGAIN. Then dip. I do add one block of parafin to the semi-sweet chocolate chips for that glossy finish. Use one toothpick for dipping, another for removing the candy, and put a little piece of pecan over the hole (a hint for what's inside). I also toast my pecans before adding to recipe. I'm not very old, but all my aunts that make candy say mine are the best they've ever had, and beautiful, too! It's worth every minute.

sandy
42
12/18/2008

When dipping this candy, remove the middle tines of a plastic fork and use it to dip. Eliminates the famous "hole" in the top. Works great!