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martha washingtons

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

Every Christmas my MIL makes wouldn't be the same without them. I think these are my FIL's favorite home made candy. LOL I have put regular measurements in parenthesis.

(5 ratings)
yield serving(s)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For martha washingtons

  • 1 qt
    pecans chopped (4 cups)
  • 1 stick
    butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 box
    powdered sugar ( 2 pounds or about 8 cups)
  • 1 can
    coconut (3 1/2 ounces or 1 1/3 cups)***see note

How To Make martha washingtons

  • 1
    Pour milk over ingredients and mix. Chill overnight.
  • 2
    Roll into balls about the size of marbles.
  • 3
    Dip the balls into two melted large bags of chocolate chips blended with 1/2 block of cooking paraffin. Really, any sort of dipping chocolate will do. I often use chocolate almond bark.
  • 4
    NOTE***Back in the day (and I'm told even still in some places) coconut came in a can. It is grated coconut, not coconut milk. I entered the recipe exactly as my MIL gave it to me, the put the actual measurements in parenthesis.