Saturday Share Recipe: Wannabe Heavenly Hash Candy

I've been off for 10 days! Wow, it's almost time to put that turkey in the oven.

It's also time I return to writing after spending  several weeks cleaning out the clutter from every nook and cranny at my home in Houston. 

We finished up all of our projects inside and out, and I have my winter annuals planted.

Today I'm back at the computer to share with you one of the easiest homemade candies to make—just in time for the holidays.

Don't be afraid that this is complicated and timee-consuming. It's not. The results are incredibly delicious. Some call this Heavenly Hash Candy. If your taste buds haven't met Heavenly Hash before, read on. If you know this wonderful candy, skip to the recipe.

Heavenly Hash Candy History

I grew up in Louisiana, and one of the favorite candies for most of us was Heavenly Hash, made by the Elmer Candy Company.

The Elmer Candy Company was originally named the Miller Candy Company and was founded in 1855 in New Orleans. In the 1900s Augustus Elmer married Miller's daughter, and the company name was changed to Miller-Elmer. Later, when their 5 sons joined the company, the name changed again to Elmer Candy Company.

One of their most popular products was Heavenly Hash, a recipe they acquired in 1923 from a New Orleans department store.

Like most treats and foods, home cooks tried to duplicate Heavenly Hash. My mom had a recipe for a homemade version of this. You can also find many recipes online for this. 

Today, the Elmer Candy Company still thrives, but I haven't seen a Heavenly Hash candy in years. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I can make a good Chocolate-Coconut-Pecan candy at home that's just as satisfying to me. In fact, this is the easiest candy recipe you can make.

No Bake Chocolate-Coconut-Pecan Candy


12 oz. Ghirardelli chocolate chips of your choice (I prefer the dark chocolate)
1 can condensed milk (my Mom always used Eagle brand, but there are many choices)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 pound mini-marshmallows 


1. Pour the condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Usually takes 30 to 60 seconds depending on your microwave. Start out with 30 seconds then stir. Keep going in 15 second increments until it melts smoothly.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the condensed milk and blend well.
4. Add the pecans and mix well.
5. Fold in the small marshmallows.
6. Drop the mixture by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 
7. Place into a cold oven for 4-6 hours (not to bake them, just to have a draft free cool place where they can stay undisturbed while they set up. Turn each over to the other side and leave overnight in the cold oven. 
8. Place in air-tight container or gift boxes.

This recipe makes 2 large cookie sheets of delicious holiday treats.

Takeaway Truth

These are so easy to make you should treat yourself to a batch even if you don't have company for Thanksgiving. Show them off on a video get-together.


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    1. They really are yummy. I have to limit making them to the holidays. No self-control.