Old Fashioned Maine Needhams

Recipe by Penny Whitney
YIELD: 66 squares




  • Filling:
  • Pare, cook and mash potatoes, or run the potatoes through a ricer to make certain you have no lumps.
  • Add salt.
  • melt the margarine in a microwave.
  • Add potatoes, conf sugar, vanilla and coconut.
  • It will create a very thick mixture.
  • Mix well and then turn onto a pan lined with well buttered waxed paper.
  • Spread evenly.
  • Place another piece of buttered waxed paper on the top to keep the filling moist.
  • Place in cool place and let harden.
  • The trick to this is to allow the filling to harden 2 or 3 days if possible.
  • 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.
  • Chocolate dip: Using a double boiler put parafin in the top over boiling water and melt.
  • Add both chocolates and melt.
  • Stir well to mix ingrediants.
  • Using a meat fork or a wooden kabob stick, dip the filling into the chocolate.
  • Drain each square well before placing onto taxed paper.
  • Let harden.
  • Should yield 66 good sized squares.