Maine Needhams Recipe
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Easy to make chocolate covered coconut candy.
Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 5 dozen
  • ¾ c. unseasoned mashed potato
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 lbs confectioner's sugar
  • 1 stick butter (1/4 lb)
  • 8 oz flaked coconut
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Chocolate Coating
  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
  • 4 sq. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 oz paraffin wax - like you seal jam with
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes.
  2. Add potatoes to a 2 quart pot with water and add salt.
  3. Boil potatoes until soft.
  4. Drain and place in bowl.
  5. Mash potatoes with 1 stick melted butter
  6. Add confectioner's sugar, coconut, and vanilla.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Spread the mixture out on waxed paper or a buttered cookie sheet.
  9. Place in fridge to cool til firm.
  10. Cut into small squares or candybar shape and dip into the chocolate mixture
  11. Place on waxed paper to cool.
  1. Melt paraffin in a double boiler over simmering water
  2. When the wax is melted add chocolate and stir well to mix
  3. Dip each piece of candy in the chocolate mixture -use a fork and dip it, letting the excess chocolate drip off before laying it on waxed paper to harden
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at