Penny Whitney's Note:
A family recipe passed down through the generations of my family was always made for the holidays.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 lbs confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 8 ounces flaked coconut
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate bits
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
- 1/2 paraffin wax block or 1/2 paraffin wax
- 2Pare, cook and mash potatoes, or run the potatoes through a ricer to make certain you have no lumps.
- 3Add salt.
- 4melt the margarine in a microwave.
- 5Add potatoes, conf sugar, vanilla and coconut.
- 6It will create a very thick mixture.
- 7Mix well and then turn onto a pan lined with well buttered waxed paper.
- 8Spread evenly.
- 9Place another piece of buttered waxed paper on the top to keep the filling moist.
- 10Place in cool place and let harden.
- 11The trick to this is to allow the filling to harden 2 or 3 days if possible.
- 12If they start to get mushy when you attempt to dip them, try putting them into the freezer for about 30 minutes Cut into squares and dip.
- 13Chocolate dip: Using a double boiler put parafin in the top over boiling water and melt.
- 14Add both chocolates and melt.
- 15Stir well to mix ingrediants.
- 16Using a meat fork or a wooden kabob stick, dip the filling into the chocolate.
- 17Drain each square well before placing onto taxed paper.
- 18Let harden.
- 19Should yield 66 good sized squares.
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Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Maine Needhams
Serving Size: 1 (1486 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 119.0
- Calories from Fat 42
- Total Fat 4.7 g
- Saturated Fat 2.5 g
- Cholesterol 0.1 mg
- Sodium 48.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 17.7 g
- Protein 0.6 g
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paraffin wax block