Martha Washington Candy

Martha Washington Candy recipe is the perfect old fashioned classic candy. A decadent treat made filled with coconut and pecans and wrapped in chocolate makes a nice homemade gift.

Martha Washington Candy recipe is the perfect old fashioned classic candy. A decadent treat made filled with coconut and pecans and wrapped in chocolate makes a nice homemade gift.


Ingredients
  • 4 cup powdered sugar* sifted
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp (not melted)
  • 6 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coconut** chopped in food processor
  • 2 cup chocolate candy melts You can find tips on melting chocolate here. I use Ghirardelli brand.


Instructions
  1. Cream sugar and butter together. (This mixture will be thick.)
  2. Add milk, pecans, and coconut.
  3. Roll into small balls and chill at least 1 hour.
  4. Melt chocolate. Dip candy in chocolate and allow to dry on parchment paper.
  5. Share and Enjoy!
  6. *If your mixture isn't thick add more sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time until thick (think cookie dough consistency)
  7. **I use coconut that is found on the baking isle, usually close to chocolate chips and nuts (not frozen).