Chocolate-Coated Martha Washington Candy

Martha Washington Candy
Martha Washington Candy. Diana Rattray
Ratings (30)
  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: 72 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
131 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 72 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These chocolate-coated Martha Washington candies are very easy to make and everyone will love them! The creamy coconut pecan filling is simply a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, coconut, pecans, and powdered sugar. 

Use chocolate chips or specialty dipping chocolate or almond bark to coat the candy.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar (sifted)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 4 ounces butter (or margarine; melted)
  • 3 cups pecans (chopped)
  • Dipping Chocolate:
  • 1 ounce paraffin wax (1/4 of a cake)
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Line a baking pan or tray with wax paper or parchment paper.

  2. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a large bowl; add the sweetened condensed milk, coconut, melted butter, and pecans.

  3. With your hands, shape the mixture into balls and place on the pan or tray. Refrigerate the candy until the balls are very firm.

  4. Meanwhile, melt the wax and milk chocolate chips together in double boiler. 

  5. Dip the chilled balls in dipping chocolate and let cool.

  6. Store the candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the wax and chocolate chip mixture with 1 pound of almond bark or candy melts for the chocolate coating. Melt as directed and dip the candy to coat thoroughly.