Needham Candy Recipe

DIRECTIONS Pare, cook, and mash potato to make three-quarters of a cup. Add salt. Using double boiler place butter in it and melt over boiling …

Rating: 5/5(9)
Total Time: 40 mins
Category: Candy
Calories: 129 per serving
1. Pare, cook, and mash potato to make three-quarters of a cup.
2. Add salt.
3. Using double boiler place butter in it and melt over boiling water.
4. Add mashed potato, confectioners sugar, flaked coconut, and vanilla.

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Directions Put the confectioners' sugar in a large heatproof bowl; make a deep well in the middle. Add the mashed potatoes, butter, Line a …

Rating: 5/5(6)
Author: Food Network Kitchen
Servings: 40
Category: Dessert
1. Put the confectioners' sugar in a large heatproof bowl; make a deep well in the middle. Add the mashed potatoes, butter, vanilla and salt to the well. Place the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Starting in the center of the well, stir the ingredients, gradually incorporating the sugar, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture forms a smooth paste, about 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the coconut. Transfer to the freezer and chill until firm, about 20 minutes. Roll tablespoonfuls of the potato mixture into balls, then flatten each ball into a small square using your fingers (you should have about 40 squares). Put the squares on a large plate or baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up. Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until the chocolate melts. Add the shortening and stir vigorously until glossy, about 2 minutes. Transfer half of the chocolate to a glass liquid measuring cup. One at a time, place each candy square on a fork and dip in the melted chocolate to coat; let the excess drip back into the cup. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining squares, refilling the cup with melted chocolate as needed. Let the candies harden at room temperature, about 1 hour. Photograph by Charles Masters

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Ingredients 4 oz. white potato, peeled and quartered 2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup unsweetened, shredded dried coconut 1/4 tsp. …

Rating: 4.4/5(9)
Total Time: 20 mins
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Calories: 100 per serving

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Ingredients 2 cups powdered confectioner's sugar 1/4 cup smooth, plain mashed potatoes 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla …

Servings: 20
Total Time: 2 hrs
Category: Dessert
1. Pour confectioner's sugar in a medium saucepan and make a deep well in the center. Add potatoes, butter, vanilla and salt to the well and place saucepan over a large saucepan filled with water that's just about to simmer.
2. Stir mixture with a spatula, gradually adding confectioner's sugar to the mix, until all ingredients are incorporated and melted together into a smooth paste, takes about 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Shape dough into a ball, then press into a 4-by-5-inch rectangle on a baking sheet or plate. Place in freezer to firm, 20 minutes.
4. Remove baking sheet from freezer and cut rectangle into 20 one-inch squares. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and return to freezer to firm, for 20 minutes.

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Cook potatoes unseasoned, then mash to. make 3/4 cup. Combine salt, potatoes, melted butter, confectioner's sugar, flaked. coconut and vanilla in a mixer until smooth and …

Servings: 144
Total Time: 35 mins
Category: Candy
Calories: 612 per serving
1. Cook potatoes unseasoned, then mash to
2. make 3/4 cup.
3. Combine salt, potatoes, melted butter, confectioner's sugar, flaked
4. coconut and vanilla in a mixer until smooth and well blended.

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Ingredients: 1 2-pound bag confectioners’ sugar. 3/4 cup plain (unseasoned, meaning with no butter, milk, etc.) mashed potato, warm. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan. 1 14-ounce bag sweetened flaked coconut. 2 …

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Many years later, Bangor Daily News food editor Brownie Schrumpf included a recipe for ‘Maine Potato Candy’ in her weekly column: Ingredients ¾ cup …

Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins

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Originating in Maine, Needhams consist of a rich, moist coconut/potato filling covered in dark chocolate. According to the New England Historical Society, Needhams were first introduced by candy maker, John Seavey, of Auburn, Maine, around 1872.. The "Maine Potato Candy" is a tradition that we are proud to celebrate.

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NEEDHAM (CANDY) 1 med. potato, cooked & mashed, 3/4 c. Add: Pinch of salt 1 tbsp. vanilla 1/2 c. butter 1 pkg. flaked coconut. Mix well. Pour in pan. Cool until firm. Cut in squares, dip in chocolate. Add review or comment.

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How to Make Needhams Potato Candy Step-by-Step. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a standing mixer, place the confectioners’ sugar, warm mashed potato (just to clarify, you should be using plain mashed potatoes with no milk or butter added), melted butter, coconut, vanilla, and salt.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins

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Needhams are typical to Maine. They originated in Portland, Maine by a candy maker who had attended an evangelistic service in Portland in 1872. The evangelist's name was Rev. George S. Needham and because of many conversions, his name was on everyone's lips. When the candy maker came back to his shop after one of the services, his candy makers …

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1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips. 4 sq. unsweetened chocolate. 2 oz paraffin wax - like you seal jam with. Instructions. Filling. Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Add potatoes to a 2 quart pot with water and add salt. Boil potatoes until soft. Drain and place in bowl.

Rating: 4.8/5(4)
Category: Candy
Servings: 60
Total Time: 45 mins

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Roll tablespoons of the potato mixture into balls, then flatten each ball into a small square using your fingers; you should have about 40 squares. Put the squares on a large plate or baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 20 minutes. Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until the chocolate melts.

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Butter a rimmed 15½x10 ½-inch baking pan (try a jellyroll pan) and set aside. (A 9x13-inch pan will also do, but the needhams will be thicker.) In a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add confectioners’ sugar, potatoes, melted butter, coconut, vanilla, and salt. Mix on low speed (mixture will be very dry at first) until a thick paste forms; then increase the speed for 30 …

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To Make Triple Chocolate Needhams. 1 Melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in bowl for 2 minute. Remove and stir until smooth. …

Cuisine: American
Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins
Servings: 16
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins

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How To Make best needhams. Pare and cook potato to make 3/4 cup mashed. Add salt. Use a double boiler to melt the margarine. Add the potato, …

Servings: 66
Category: Candies

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What kind of candy is a needham?

A unique potato candy made with a mashed potato and coconut center, needhams, aka “Maine Potato Candy,” are a fun candy treat. For the best homemade needhams, be sure to start with warm (not hot) mashed potato. Make a batch for someone you love—so much more thoughtful than buying chocolate candies at the store!

How do you make chocolate needhams?

Cut into small squares and dip in chocolate coating. For coating: melt paraffin and semi-sweet chocolate at the top of a double boiler. Turn down heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate has melted but mixture is still slightly thick. Keeping heat low to maintain melt, dip Needhams to coat.

What size pan do you use to make needhams?

(A 9x13-inch pan will also do, but the needhams will be thicker.) In a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, add the sugar, potato, melted butter, coconut, vanilla, and salt.

How do you use needhams for baking?

Turn down heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate has melted but mixture is still slightly thick. Keeping heat low to maintain melt, dip Needhams to coat. Place dipped squares on wax paper to cool. Needhams will keep very well for a long time refrigerated and will

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