Martha Washington Balls

READY IN: 2hrs
Pam C.
Recipe by Jenny White

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.

Top Review by NanaD

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.

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.

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