Best Needhams

Mary Beam


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
15 Min


  • 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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About Best Needhams

Course/Dish: Candies Chocolate

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