Martha Washington Candy Recipe

This old-fashioned confection is a rich mixture of sugar, butter and pecans rolled into a ball of bittersweet dark chocolate.
Chocolate candy topped with pecans

Martha Washington Candy

An old-fashioned favorite, butter and pecans are rolled into bittersweet dark chocolate balls for a fun treat that's easy to eat.

By: Susan Mason

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

3 cups pecans, finely chopped
8 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
2 tablespoons paraffin
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 pound butter

Directions

1. Combine powdered sugar, butter and pecans to form dough.

2. Shape dough into golf ball-sized shapes. Place in refrigerator for 2 hours.

3. In double broiler, melt paraffin in bittersweet chocolate.

4. Dip chilled dough balls in chocolate mixture. Set dipped dough balls on wax paper.

5. Garnish each with a pecan half.

6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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