Happy President’s Day! I figured in honor of today I would bring something in tribute to Mr. George Washington’s wife. Some of you may not know but I had the pleasure of looking through Martha’s Cookbook what an honor and how interesting it was to see all these recipes first hand. Here is a delicious recipe that was made supposedly in tribute to Martha Washington. It is very similar to some of the candies she use to make.
1 cup of Margarine (room temp, I used unsalted butter instead)
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups of shredded coconut
2 cups chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional: 1/4 cup of fat-free milk (This was not part of the recipe but I wanted my chocolate to get creamier so I added)
Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. Mix margarine or butter, sugar and sweetened condensed milk in large mixing bowl. Add coconut, pecans, and vanilla; mix well, using a large wooden spoon. Chill until firm enough to handle.
Form into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheets . Chill until very firm. (My husband got a little carried away and made them bigger, haha)
Melt chocolate chips in top pot of double boiler; over simmering water (making a ganache sauce). Using a toothpick, dip balls into melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper.
I hope you enjoy these little treats as much as we did.