Best Needhams

Mary Beam


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
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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
cake paraffin

How to Make Best Needhams


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