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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.
My dad loved these and even my mother who is hard to please really liked them as well.
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.
This was a great recipe. It yielded about 100 balls. I used a tablespoon of filling for each ball and I think they could have been smaller. I used dark melting chocolate for the coating and did not need any wax. I garnished them all with a little coconut. YUM YUM! I remember these from my childhood and they really brought back the memories as I sampled my work. Thanks for the recipe!
Gotta admit that when I initially saw the title of this recipe, I read it wrong, but what the hey...It got my attention, & I've must made some VERY TASTY, SWEET BITES, something I'll be making again as the winter holidays get even closer! I did toast the pecans for this! Thanks for sharing a wonderful keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Election Eats Tag Game]
I made these this past Christmas but without the vanilla as I ran out and they turned out delicious. I would highly recommend making them a day or two before you plan on serving them as they taste better that way. I simply melted the choco chips over a double boiler to ensure it doesnt burn. These make a lot so be prepared to give some away. Warning: these are addicting they taste almost like an almond joy mmmmmmmm.
I had these years ago at a party and they wouldn't give me the recipe ha ha got her didn't I! Love them easy and great for a gift
I couldn't get the right consistency with the melted chocolate chips by themselves so I added some parafin wax and they turned out perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend using the wax.
Great candy recipe and definitly a keeper. I had one like this before but it called for Gulf wax in it and it just did not have the taste this recipe had. Thanks so much for sharing.
Absolutely wonderful! I did the extra step of freezing the balls before dipping in chocolate. These make a wonderful gift.