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Martha Washington's Candy Balls


One of our favorite candy recipes. I make it every Christmas. If you like Almond Joys, you will LOVE this!

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  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (I use Eagle brand)
  • 2 sticks butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 cups of angel flake coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 packages of chocolate bark for dipping



Step 1

Mix together sugar, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and butter. Add coconut and pecans. Chill until firm enough to handle. (I put mine in to chill faster) Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet, chill in freezer while melting chocolate bark. You can melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.

Dip chilled balls in chocolate and transfer to wax paper to cool. I melt chocolate half at a time or it gets too thick. (unless you have a helper for dipping) This makes a bunch. Plenty to give as gifts. I’ve also cut the recipe in half and it works well. Also, they are very rich so I roll the balls small enough for one bite.

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