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    Old Fashioned Maine Needhams

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    40 mins

    20 mins

    Penny Whitney's Note:

    A family recipe passed down through the generations of my family was always made for the holidays.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    squares

    Units: US | Metric

    Filling

    Chocolate Dip

    • 340.19 g bag semi-sweet chocolate bits
    • 113.39 g unsweetened chocolate squares
    • 1 paraffin wax block or 1 paraffin wax

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Filling:.
    2. 2
      Pare, cook and mash potatoes, or run the potatoes through a ricer to make certain you have no lumps.
    3. 3
      Add salt.
    4. 4
      melt the margarine in a microwave.
    5. 5
      Add potatoes, conf sugar, vanilla and coconut.
    6. 6
      It will create a very thick mixture.
    7. 7
      Mix well and then turn onto a pan lined with well buttered waxed paper.
    8. 8
      Spread evenly.
    9. 9
      Place another piece of buttered waxed paper on the top to keep the filling moist.
    10. 10
      Place in cool place and let harden.
    11. 11
      The trick to this is to allow the filling to harden 2 or 3 days if possible.
    12. 12
      If 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.
    13. 13
      Chocolate dip: Using a double boiler put parafin in the top over boiling water and melt.
    14. 14
      Add both chocolates and melt.
    15. 15
      Stir well to mix ingrediants.
    16. 16
      Using a meat fork or a wooden kabob stick, dip the filling into the chocolate.
    17. 17
      Drain each square well before placing onto taxed paper.
    18. 18
      Let harden.
    19. 19
      Should 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
    35%
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 0.1 mg
    0%
    Sodium 48.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 17.7 g
    70%
    Protein 0.6 g
    1%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    paraffin wax block

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