Martha Washington Balls

Joyce Lowery


A very good friend of my mother, who I called Aunt Daisy, taught me to make this candy. It was a favorite of my brother, Curtis. I would make it for him every Christmas and put it in a decorated coffee can.


★★★★★ 2 votes

50 pieces
40 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 6 oz
    semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 large
    block of paraffin wax
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut flakes
  • 1 can(s)
    eagle brand milk
  • 1 stick
    margarine, melted
  • 2 box
    powdered sugar

How to Make Martha Washington Balls


  1. Mix everything together except chocolate chips and paraffin wax. Chill.
  2. Roll into small balls and chill again.
  3. Melt chocolate and paraffin wax together in a double boiler. Dip the balls in chocolate mixture. Place on wax paper to cool.

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About Martha Washington Balls

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern

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