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Best Needhams Recipe

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Nancy Stults
Added: Saturday, March 1, 2008


3/4 c. mashed potato
1/2 tsp. salt
2 - 1 lb. pkgs. confectioners sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 lb. flaked coconut
2 tsp. vanilla

Pare and cook potato to make 3/4 c. mashed potato (not seasoned). Add salt. Using double boiler place stick margarine in it and melt over boiling water. Add mashed potato, confectioners' sugar, flaked coconut, and vanilla. Mix well, then turn into a buttered jelly roll pan. Spread evenly. Place in a cool place to harden. When hard, cut into small squares and dip in the following chocolate mixture.

Chocolate Dip

1 - 12 oz. pkg. chocolate bits
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. paraffin (2 1/2 by 2 1/2) (yes, the same parraffin you melt to use on top of jelly).

Use double boiler again. Place parraffin in top over boiling water to melt. Then add the two kinds of chocolate. Allow chocolate to melt. Stir well to mix all ingredients. A toothpick or cake tester may be used to dip the needham squares. Hold each square above chocolate mixture after dipping so the square drains well. Place on waxed paper to harden. Recipe will make 66 good sized needhams. Halves easily.




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