These Martha Washington Candies are an excellent addition to your holiday celebrations, are ideal for gift giving, and look impressive on a … “Here is a candy that can be given as gifts during the holidays or just gobbled up whenever you have a hankering for it. They are a hand-dipped pecan candy in …
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (14 oz) package sweetened shredded coconut
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (10 oz) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
3 cups pecans, finely chopped
(16 oz) chocolate coating
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, coconut, condensed milk, and pecans. Fold in chopped cherries. Refrigerate mixture for at least two hours.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out and roll into balls. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Chill until firm, about 20 minutes.
Once firm, add chocolate coating to a microwave-safe bowl and melt according to package instructions. Dip balls in melted chocolate, shaking off excess. Place back on wax paper and allow to sit until firm. Enjoy!