Martha Washington's Famous Candy Recipe
If it's good enough for the first lady, it's good enough for us! Martha Washington's Famous Candy Recipe is a delicious no bake treat that is perfect for gifting during the holidays. Everyone loves homemade candy, and this recipe hits the spot. If you're looking for a great hostess gift to give out at a party or just something to decorate the dessert table with, this homemade candy is a great option. It's not hard to make, and since it's a no bake recipe, it comes together easily. The only real waiting you'll have to do is when you have to throw it in the fridge to set. What a treat!
Chilling Time1 hr
- 3 cups pecans
- 2 cups coconut
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 stick butter at room temperature
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 jar maraschino cherries, drained and pat dry
- 2 cups chocolate candy melts
Place pecans and coconut into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Using an electric mixer, cream sugar and butter together until light. Add milk and the chopped nuts and coconut and stir until well mixed.
Roll between your palms into small balls, forming each around a maraschino cherry. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Place chocolate melts into a glass bowl and melt in the microwave. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until all chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip each ball of candy into the chocolate allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to harden.
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