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No-Bake Martha Washington Candy

This easy no-bake candy recipe will be beloved by all!

No-Bake Martha Washington Candy
No-Bake Martha Washington Candy
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This No-Bake Martha Washington Candy is just what you need to start a new holiday tradition amongst your family. This easy Chirstmas candy recipe is perfect for gift giving or saving all for yourself. Made from simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry if you're a regular baker, this easy candy recipe won't put you a penny out of pocket. It also comes together in just one hour in your fridge, so you'll have a sweet treat, ready to eat in no time. Serve these chocolatey delights at your holiday party this year, or stuff them in the kids' stockings. No matter where they show up, they're sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Yields48 candies

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking MethodNo Bake


  • 3 cups pecans
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups candy melts


  1. Place pecans and coconut into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

  2. Using an electric mixer, cream sugar and butter together until light. Add milk and the chopped nuts and coconut and stir until well mixed.

  3. Roll between your palms into small balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.

  4. Place chocolate melts into a glass or metal bowl and set over a pan of simmering water until it can be stirred with a spoon into a smooth mixture. Dip each ball of candy into the chocolate allowing excess to drip back into the bowl. Place on a clean parchment lined baking sheet and allow to dry.

  5. Completed candies may be stored in the refrigerator, between layers of waxed paper, until ready to serve.


Candy melts are specially formulated to give a smooth, glossy, chocolate finish that will not melt too easily on the fingers when served. You can substitute chocolate chips if you prefer.

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Wow, this is an easy recipe. These candies look delicious. I like sweetened condensed milk in dessert recipes. The coconut and pecans will add a nice texture. The candies would be pretty set into silver or gold foil miniature cupcake liners. Set them out on a glass plate for a party treat or box them up for a decadent gift. I'd try them with almonds too.

These look great! I'd agree that they're not quite something that could be mailed without worrying that they might melt. A good quality candy melt should keep them solid, though. Personally, I like chilled candies like this. The person who mentioned they reminded her of Mounds got me thinking about substituting almonds for pecans which would make it mimic quite nicely an Almond Joy. This is definitely one to make up for the holidays, especially with some dark chocolate mint candy melts.

Why are these called Martha Washington candy? I have never heard of that before! Regardless, these look amazing! I would recommend not mailing these since they need to be refrigerated however, if you were to do an expedited shipping or sent them with a cold pack inside, that should work!

Can you mail this candy

soooo delicious! big hit with the mr!!

These tasted just like Mounds candies to me! So good if you love coconut!

These were tasty and did remind me of an old-fashioned candy. They were far too sweet to have more than one, though.

The filling was really creamy, which made it even more delicious!

The coconut taste is strong; if you don't usually like coconut, you might not enjoy this. But try it out anyway! It's too easy to pass up.

I don't usually like coconut, but these were so good! They tasted like a vanilla butter cream from Fannie May.

These reminded me of Almond Joys, but I liked them much better. You can't beat homemade candy!

I love how easy these are to make! I would definitely make these again for a holiday where they can be shared with a crowd. They have a delicious combination of coconut and chocolate that reminds me of the good old days.

I think chocolate and coconut is the most underrated combination, so I loved this candy! Next time I will probably make them with a darker chocolate to balance out the sweet coconut filling. I might also add a dash of coconut extract to the filling for even more of that great coconut flavor.


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