photo by Colleen B.
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup mashed potatoes (not seasoned)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 (1 lb) packages confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 (7 ounce) bags flaked coconut
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 (12 ounce) package chocolate chips
- 4 unsweetened chocolate squares
- 1⁄2 paraffin wax block, the same paraffin you melt to use on top jam (2 1/2 by 2 1/2)
- Pare, cook, and mash potato to make three-quarters of a cup.
- Add salt.
- Using double boiler place butter in it and melt over boiling water.
- Add mashed potato, confectioners sugar, flaked coconut, and vanilla.
- Mix well and turn into a buttered jelly roll pan and spread evenly.
- Place in a cool place to harden.
- When hard, cut into small squares.
- For the dipping chocolate, again use a double boiler.
- Place paraffin in the top over boiling water to melt.
- Then add the two kinds of chocolate and allow to melt.
- Stir well to mix ingredients.
- Dip in the chocolate mixture (with a fork, toothpick, or cake tester--I use a fork and put the square on top of the tines and dip it, letting the excess chocolate drip off before I lay it on the waxed paper).
- Hold each square over the chocolate mixture after dipping so the square drains well (I usually will have to reheat the chocolate inbetween dippings so it is nice and thin and drips of easily).
- Place on waxed paper to harden.
- Should make about 66 good sized needhams.
- This halves easily.
Fantastic candy! I think that anyone who loves coconut would love these Needhams. I made them over the holidays, and they went over very well. I lined the pan with buttered waxed paper, pressed the filling in, then laid another section of buttered waxed paper over the top. I took a slightly smaller pan and pressed it firmly and evenly on the top to make sure the filling was an even layer. I left the waxed paper pressed to the top and refrigerated overnight before proceeding. Rather than the chocolate/paraffin mix, I simply dipped in melted bittersweet chocolate. This recipe is a winner for sure--thanks for sharing it with us!
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