Re: Candy Recipe
Date: 1/8/2022, 3:02 PM
On 1/8/2022 11:19 AM, Shannon wrote:
Thanks again for the Sunshine Bar recipe.
I’m now on a mission for a specific candy recipe. It is a coconut
and pecan candy coated in melted chocolate and paraffin. It is
called Renè and I’m guessing it is roughly from the late 1970’s to
early 1980’s. My mother and her sister used to make this candy and
I cannot find the recipe in my mothers recipe binder. I have no
idea where it came from originally but I do know they used several
recipes from a now defunct candy company called Maid of Scandinavia
that was located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Any help would be great
appreciated. I have scoured the internet with no luck finding it.
This is not going to be as easy as the Sunshine Bars recipe.
I cannot find any candy at all called "renè".
"Maid of Scandinavia" was primarily a baking and baking supply company. There are no "Maid of Scandinavia"
recipes online. They did publish several cookbooks, including one called "The Candy Book". I found a copy
and checked, but your recipe is not in it.
Going by ingredients, your candy sounds like "Martha Washington Candy", but that candy is made into balls,
which are dipped in chocolate. See here for a recipe:
Martha Washington Candy
Also, I found the below recipe. Although it's not called "Martha Washington Candy", it's basically the same
thing, and it too, is made into balls. The only other thing that I can do is post this for reader input.
Out Of This World Candy
2 sticks butter
2 lb. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 can Eagle brand milk
1 1/3 c. coconut
2 c. chopped pecans
12 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 slab paraffin wax
Melt butter, then add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix well.
Stir in coconut and pecans. Drop by teaspoons or roll in balls and
place on cookie sheet. Chill for 1 hour.
Melt chocolate and wax in double boiler. Dip balls in chocolate mixture.
Thanks for trying, I figured as much since I wasn’t getting anywhere either.
It was on a typed up sheet with several other recipes for candy that Maid
of Scandinavia would throw in her order box and was definitely called Renè.
It was similar to coconut bonbons with chopped pecans but was moister to
the point it was spread it out a pan and then put in the refrigerator to
set, then cut into pieces and coated in melted chocolate tempered with
I’m sure I will run across the recipe eventually. My mother has two entire
three foot tall bookcases full or cookbooks and binders full of recipes.
I have been slowly trying to go thru them now that she’s passed and
eliminate duplicates and recipes I would never use but I think she has
every recipe she’s ever seen that she thought she would try. I actually
have a cookbook from the 1930’s or 40’s that belonged to my grandmother
and my mom saved it.
Thanks for trying,
I think that you are looking for an exact duplicate of a printed recipe that you remember. I hope that
you find your copy of the recipe. I don't think you will find it elsewhere unless you are fortunate
enough to happen across someone who has a copy of that same printed sheet from "Maid of Scandinavia."
As always, I will post this. Perhaps one of my readers, now or in the future, will have a copy of Maid
of Scandinavia's Renè recipe and will send it to me - a scan or a photo of it, perhaps. If so, I will
send it to you.