I typically make needhams in rectangles/squares using this recipe http://cakestobake.com/articles/kml9876/Needhams.html
A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend telling her the things I planned to make for Christmas.She mentioned how her mother always made potato candy in the shape of balls. So I decided that I had to give it a try.
- 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes (do not add salt, butter, or milk- just the plain potatoes that have been cooked)
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 stick of melted butter
- 2 lbs of confectionars' sugar
- 1 large bag of coconut
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- 1 large bag of chocolate chips
- 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 square of wax
- White candy melts or white chocolate chips to drizzle over the tops of each candy
- Melt the butter in a large pan.
- Put the mashed potatoes and salt into the pan with the melted butter over low heat.
- Add half of the confectioners' sugar. Allow the sugar to melt into the mixture.
- Next add the other half of the confectioners' sugar. Allow this as well to melt into the mixture.
- Now add the bag of coconut into the mixture. Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a buttered baking sheet. Cover with waxed paper.
- Allow the mixture in the baking sheet to set for about three days in the fridge.
- After three days you can dip the candy into the chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate chips, 4 squares of unsweetened chocolate, and the 1/2 square of wax in a double boiler.
- When the mixture is completely melted together dip the balls using a toothpick into the chocolate.
- Place the dipped balls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool.
- Melt the white candy melts/white chocolate chips in a plastic decorating bag. Cut off a small portion of the tip and drizzle over the candy.