Martha Washington Candy Recipe

Cindi Hayward-Boger


I got this recipe from my Mother. She made this every Thanksgiving and Christmas. The recipe was obtained from a church cookbook from Guin, AL.


★★★★★ 1 vote

48 pieces of candy
1 Hr 10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 2 c
    pecans, in pieces
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 14 oz
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp
    paraffin wax

How to Make Martha Washington Candy Recipe


  1. Mix butter, sugar, sweetened condensed milk together in a large mixing bowl. Add coconut, pecans and vanilla, mix well. Chill for about 1 hour.
  2. Remove from refrigerator and form mixture into small round balls using your hands. Place on a large cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Continue until all the mixture is gone. Chill again for about 30 minutes. This makes it easier to handle during dipping.
  3. While mixture is chilling, using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and add the paraffin wax to the chocolate chips.
  4. Dip the candy into the warm melted chocolate using a tooth pick and set on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Allow to cool and then place into candy dish or box.

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About Martha Washington Candy Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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