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    Martha Washington Candy

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr

    10 mins

    Joyce Heddin's Note:

    Paraffin wax (Gulf Wax) is a food-grade, indigestible wax used commonly in the past to seal jams/jellies. These days, it's used to help chocolate to be easily handled. If you'd prefer not to use that ingredient, substitute chocolate-flavored bark (confectioner's candy coating) for the chocolate/wax mixture.

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    Serves: 48


    dozen b ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cream butter, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
    2. 2
      add confectioner's sugar, mix well.
    3. 3
      Add pecans, mix well.
    4. 4
      Roll into 1 inch balls and put in freezer for 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Melt chocolate chips and paraffin in double boiler over low heat, until melted.
    6. 6
      Dip ball into chocolate mixture, one piece at a time, holding with a tooth pick.
    7. 7
      Drop on wax paper.
    8. 8
      Store in refrigerator.
    9. 9
      Note: You can add two cups of coconut or chopped maraschino cherries or any extract you would like.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 03, 2002


      I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS. I use to make these delicious Chocolates a LONG time ago.I lost the recipe. SOOooo glad that you posted it. Thank you Joyce.

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    • on October 20, 2003


      This is fabulous!!! My BF has been telling me about these candies that his Grandma made when he was a kid. Recipe lost, family has been without them for thirty years...til now!!! I am making a huge batch of these for his family for Xmas -- it will be the first time I'm meeting most of them, so you just helped me score major bonus points with them!!! Thanks so much - BF says they are PERFECT!!!!

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    • on December 20, 2009


      This is a great recipe!!! It made approx. 100 pieces. I used a 2x2 inch square of wax for dipping. I also used almond extract, it gave them a cherry like flavor and I was out of the vanilla. So much positive feedback on these. Thanks for posting!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Martha Washington Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (42 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 202.7
    Calories from Fat 99
    Total Fat 11.0 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 6.6 mg
    Sodium 24.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 25.3 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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    paraffin wax

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