Martha Washington Candy Recipe


Martha Washington Candy Recipe

How To Make Martha Washington Candy

Martha Washington candy is a classic American sweet treat that has been preserved for generations. It is made of a chocolate-coated creamy coconut filling.

Prep: 25 mins
Chill: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook: 2 mins
Total: 1 hr 57 mins


For Filling:

  • 2 lb confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 14 fl oz sweetened condensed milk , 1 can
  • 2 cup flaked coconut
  • 4 fl oz unsalted butter, (8 tablespoons), or margarine, melted
  • 3 cup pecans, chopped

For Dipping Chocolate:

  • 1 fl oz food-grade paraffin wax, 1/4 of a bar
  • 12 fl oz semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Line a baking pan or tray with wax paper or parchment paper.
  3. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a large bowl and add the sweetened condensed milk, coconut, melted butter, and pecans. Mix well with the help of a wooden spoon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, covered.
  4. With your hands, shape the mixture into balls and place them on the pan or tray. Refrigerate the balls until the balls are very firm, or about 1 hour.
  5. Once the candy is hard, melt the wax and milk chocolate chips together in a double boiler. Make sure the water at the bottom is simmering and not boiling.
  6. Dip the chilled balls in the melted chocolate and let cool on top of wax paper.
  7. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 19g
  • :
  • Calcium: 28mg
  • Calories: 157kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 86mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 66IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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