Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

This candy is always made for Christmas at our house. They taste a bit like Almond Joy candy bars. They are very yummy. I really don't have any idea how many this recipe makes, but I know it is a lot. These make great gifts placed in a Holiday tin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips.
  2. Refrigerate over night.
  3. Shape coconut mixture into walnut-size balls.
  4. Freeze until firm.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler.
  6. Pierce balls with a tooth pick or wooden skewer, dip balls into chocolate.
  7. Lay on wax paper.
  8. Refrigerate until set.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
  10. Note: This recipe originally called for 1 block of paraffin wax melted in with the chocolate chips. I don't care for the wax, so I don't add it. It's just a personal preference.
Most Helpful

5 5

Have made these many times over the last 20 years. Excellent candy and makes a lot! I found that freezing the balls before dipping is helpful.

5 5

My dad loved these and even my mother who is hard to please really liked them as well.

4 5

I finally got brave and tried this recipe. However, I didn't know they were called Martha Washington Balls, my mom always called them bon bons. I tried them with dipping chocolate at first and it was a disaster. I went to the chocolate and parafin and it was wonderful. Shoulda listened to mom. I will make these for years to come.