Martha Washington candy is a nice, creamy candy made of sweetened condensed milk, butter, maraschino cherries, pecans, powdered sugar, and coconut rolled into a ball and dipped in chocolate. I started by mixing my milk and butter in a mixer until it got creamy. Then I added my powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Then I added the cherries that I drained and chopped. I like to drink cherry juice with 7up, so this is what I sipped while I mixed in the pecans and coconut shavings.
I then rolled them into balls. I waited an hour while they sat outside, then I brought them in and melted chocolate and dipped the balls, which was a challenge. The author said to use a fork and dip them, but they fell into the pan. I decided to plop one in, and fold the chocolate on. That worked a lot easier. I left some plain, which also tasted good.