Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Requested recipes...

Here is the recipe for the dipping chocolate... it's pretty basic, but I was impressed with the results. I've looked up recipes for this and they recommended more wax, but the amount I used was great and it didn't taste waxy.

Dipping Chocolate

1/3 stick of Gulf Wax (wax will melt faster if shaved or chopped up)
4 oz semi sweet chocolate
12 oz chocolate chips

Heat and melt slowly in a double boiler.

Needhams (which are a Maine thing --- but I've had them before as "creamy coconut balls")


1 1/2 med potato
1 lb pkg. confectioner's sugar
7 oz. flaked coconut
1 tsp. vanilla

Pare and cook potatos to make mashed potato (not seasoned) (or bake in oven at 400 degrees if you prefer). While potatoes are warm, mash and slowly add sugar, vanilla and then the coconut by mixer.

Mix well, then turn into a buttered jelly roll pan, or use wax paper covered cookie sheet. Spread evenly. Place in a cool place to harden. After an hour, cut into squares and then continue cooling for another hour.

When fully cooled, dip into chocolate. Don't use this chocolate for other candies because the coconut stays in the chocolate, and the potatoes will start to thicken the chocolate.

I promise you don't notice the potato taste. It's weird, but fun. The kids LOVED using potatoes to make candy.

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