This is what I have.....
|See, not so bad yet. They are kind of the same size, and mostly ball shaped.|
By the way, what are these yummy balls of divine? My mom calls them Martha Washington Bon-Bons. I looked that up online, because her directions are a bit sketchy, and discovered that most people do not put cherries in their Martha Washington Bon-Bons. Who knew?
So here is our family recipe:
2 lbs powdered sugar
7 oz coconut flakes
2 cups pecans-not just chopped like at the store but chopped fairly small, smaller than pea size. (I missed that step because I forgot and my mom's recipe just says chopped)
10 oz maraschino cherries-chop these bad boys up too. You don't want big chunks of cherry in your candies, just nice little pieces all throughout. (Yes I know I missed one, and it is pictured above). Save the juice.
1 can Eagle Brand milk. Why? I don't know that is what my mom said.
12 oz chocolate chips
1 cake of wax
mix everything together except the chocolate and wax, obviously, then let it chill. If your filling is a little dry still toss in a LITTLE cherry juice until it looks right. When I stated I let it chill an hour, but I gave up and went back later. Just cover it and let it chill overnight. Make sure you cover it. Shape into balls. I don't really have a good method for this, but the colder the filling the easier it is. Then place these balls in the freezer, cover them, mine have a bit of freezer taste because I didn't. Leave them in there for at least an hour. The colder the better, but don't let them get freezer burn. Melt your chocolate and wax in a double broiler, and prepare for dipping. I am no longer qualified after this point to help you. My mom's recipe says use a toothpick and dip in the chocolate. This did not work for me.
They really are good, and I really am not in the mood to eat anymore!