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Aug 5, 2009 07:13 PM


Does anyone have a recipe for Needhams aka. maine potato candy that does not use parafin wax? I would really appreciate it. thank you.

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  1. Is 'candy coating' acceptable??

    4 cups confectioners' sugar
    4 cups flaked coconut
    3/4 cup cold mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 pound dark chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
    In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil. Spread coconut mixture into pan. Cover and chill overnight. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Cover and freeze.
    In a microwave, melt candy coating. Dip bars in coating; place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 pounds.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      Sorry it took me so long. Thank you so much for this recipe.