Thursday, December 11, 2008

Martha Washington Candy

I can't focus lately. All my thoughts seem to be about how I haven't seen Nathan in 8 1/2 months and how he will be here, right in front of me, in about 2 weeks. I am so excited and the butterflies have already set up camp in my belly. I am in a sort of limbo right now. He is so close to coming home, but not quite close enough for me to start preparing everything for his arrival. So, what am I doing??? Taking up residence in the kitchen!

Oh, and just a little disclaimer. Since I am so out of it, my posts may be a little loopy. Not much I can do about that! :) Hopefully you can bear with me!

One of my greatest memories of the holidays growing up has to be my mom making candy. Every holiday season, no matter how busy she was, she would get in the kitchen and make yummy candy. She makes the BEST butter crunch, which I really need to try my hand at. She showed me how to do it a few years back, but I have misplaced the recipe.

In addition to her butter crunch, she would make Martha Washington's. My favorite are the ones with coconut; they remind me of little Mounds candy bars. So delicious! You could add just about anything you want in these. Thanks for a yummy recipe, Mom!


Martha Washington Candy
1 stick butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 boxes powdered sugar
4 cups chopped walnuts
Chocolate, for dipping
Cream butter and sweetened condensed milk. Add powdered sugar; mix thoroughly. Add chopped walnuts.
Form into small balls. Dip in chocolate and place on wax paper to cool.
Variations:
Omit nuts and place 1 maraschino cherry in center of each ball.
Omit nuts and add peanut butter to filling.
Omit nuts and add coconut (toasted or plain).
Omit nuts and add minced dates.

7 comments:

HoneyB said...

my sweet tooth is working already this morning!

I can feel your anticipation for Nathan's return! I will be soo happy for you both when I see that countdown has marked his return home!!

Cathy said...

My mouth is watering!

And I'm so happy for you about your upcoming reunion!! Here's to hoping that these two weeks fly by quickly!

Prudy said...

Holy smokes-your last three candy posts look insanely good! I love those swirled chips on top of your bars, and that peppermint bark. Yum!

Megan said...

Um, how did I miss this post? I am definitely putting this on the to-do list. I am always looking for candy that Sabrina can eat (no nuts) and this fits the ticket!

Reeni said...

Those look delicious! Easy to make and lots of variations.

Robin said...

Awww, HOORAY for homecomings!! i'm new follower to your blog and this candies look delicious...I'm a Navy wife so I know how excited you must be! just out of curiosity-do you think candy like this would ship overseas well?not so much? Thanks!

Anna at Mediocre Chocolate said...

Congratulations on the impending return--mine was gone 3 months, and I don't know how I did it--you guys amaze me! Candy looks very yummy.

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