Martha Washington Candies

Here is a candy that can be given as gifts during the holidays or just gobbled up whenever you have a hankering for it. They are a hand-dipped pecan candy in a fondant-like base.

Original recipe makes 8 dozen


1 cup margarine
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix margarine, sugar and sweetened condensed milk in large mixing bowl. Add coconut, pecans, and vanilla; mix well, using a sturdy large spoon. Chill until firm enough to handle.
  3. Form into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheets . Chill until very firm.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in top pot of double boiler over simmering water. Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper.


Calories: 180 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21.2 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Fat: 10.6 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Sodium: 63 mg