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Old 12-19-2004, 08:25 PM   #1
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Seeking Recipe for Martha Washington Candy

My friend asked me to find a recipe for Martha Washington Candy... can any of you wonderful people help me out please??

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Old 12-19-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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Here's mine from the 1950s:


Martha Washington's Candies

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 (1 lb.) boxes powdered sugar
1 can condensed milk, sweetened
1 qt. pecans -- ground
1/4 lb. butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
wine, mint extract, or candied cherries
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips
1/8 lb. paraffin wax

Melt butter, add sugar, milk, vanilla and pecans. Mix well. Chill. Divide and put wine in part, mint in part, or candied cherry centers.

Roll in balls and dip in a mixture of the chocolate melted together in the top of a double boiler. Melt the paraffin and pour in chips.

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"Mildred made this at Christmas"
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:27 AM   #5
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These are really delicious candies, a take, if you will, on Mounds Bars...or balls in this case.

However, the use of parafin wax is very old-fashioned, a requirement to give chocolate some snap, make it firm and prevent it from melting upon touch before folks started tempering.

Parafin wax is a petroleum-based product and I strongly discourage anyone from ingesting the stuff, so please dip these candy balls into tempered chocolate instead!!! And they taste so very much better, too!
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