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4.5 from 6 votes

MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDY

Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 85 -100
Author: Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 14- oz bag sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (1 stick)
  • 1 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups 1/2 a block of melting chocolate + 1 tsp coconut oil or shortening, for thinning
  • holiday sprinkles

Instructions

  • Combine coconut, powdered sugar and chopped pecans in a large bowl. Pour in sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla. Mix well, using your hands if that's easier, until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Cover bowl and set in the fridge for at least a couple hours, or even overnight if that's more convenient.
  • Take chilled mixture and form 1" balls. Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze candy for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute. Gently stir and add additional time in 15 second increments, until it's smooth.
  • Dip candies in chocolate and return to parchment lined pan. Top with sprinkles, if desired.