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How to make Martha Washington Candy

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Has there ever been a time when someone you knew had a recipe that everyone just raved about? Were you ever envious that you wished you could have something that was just as special? Well this is the perfect recipe for you! I have made this recipe for years and years, my mother and grandmother have also made this for quite some time. This candy is great for coconut lovers and non-coconut fans! I have met multiple people who hate coconut but LOVE this candy. I assure you that you will not get any bad reviews if you try out this recipe! Martha Washington candys are a lot easier and simpler to make in colder months, if not the candy will be harder to form into balls. You want a thicker consistency when making these. This is why my family calls Martha Washingtons our christmas candy, because in texas thats pretty much the only time it will be cold. Martha Washington candies are a recipe that not too many people know about, (if they do I doubt they would want to share). That is where I come in..Below is the complete recipe..Good Luck with creating this simple and mouthwatering treat. I promise everyone will enjoy it! No doubt about it!

NOTE: This recipe takes some time to make but in the end it will all be worth it. :)



1 Stick of Butter

1 ½ Boxes of Cane Sugar

1 Can cond. Sweetened milk

1 Can of Coconut

¾ Cup of Pecans

1 package of Semi-Sweet Chocolate

1 Block of Paraffin

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Start by melting butter in pan. Mix in bowl-sugar, milk, coconut, pecans, and butter. Set in refrigerator for two hours or until firm. Shape into balls on wax paper, put toothpick into candies. Set in refridgerator again until hard. Melt paraffin and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, put in microwave until paraffin and chocolate are both completely melted. Dip candy into chocolate, and you have your very first Martha Washington Candies.

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kayyluh (author) on January 06, 2012:

thanks for the comment!

OutsideYourWorld from Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada on January 05, 2012:

Voting up partly because I love candy, partly because DIY stuff is great, especially in world where we depend on society to provide for us.

StormGale from Indiana on January 05, 2012:

I love it! I remember hearing about this candy when I was a kid and didn't know what it was.

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