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best needhams

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary Beam
Westbrook, ME

Truly a Maine treat. From my Cooking Down East recipe book, whose pages are very worn.

(2 ratings)
yield 66 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For best needhams

  • 3/4 c
    mashed potato
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lb
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 lb
    flaked coconut
  • 2 tsp
  • 12 oz
    package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz
    square unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2
    cake paraffin

How To Make best needhams

  • 1
    Pare and cook potato to make 3/4 cup mashed. Add salt.
  • 2
    Use a double boiler to melt the margarine.
  • 3
    Add the potato, confectioner's sugar, coconut & vanilla.
  • 4
    Mix well, then turn onto a buttered jelly roll pan, spreading evenly.
  • 5
    Place in a cool place to harden. When hard, cut into small squares and dip in the following chocolate mixure.
  • 6
    In a double boiler, place paraffin on boiling water to melt.
  • 7
    Add both types of chocolate to the pan and melt. Stir well to mix.
  • 8
    Use a toothpick to dip the squares in the chocolate and put on waxed paper to harden.

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