This recipe is from my mother. This is only one of the many candy recipes she makes at Christmas and gives away to friends.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter a 8 or 9 inch square baking dish.

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  • In a large heavy saucepan, stir together the brown sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the temperature reaches between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla and walnuts. Continue to beat with a sturdy spoon until the mixture looses its gloss. Pour into the prepared pan. Score into squares with a knife then set aside until firm, about 5 minutes. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.2mg 2% DV; sodium 30.8mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
Great recipe! Turned out perfect. The reason another users came out runny was because it was not heated to the proper temp. Sugar is a very tricky substance to work with so temp. is very important. Too cool of temp makes it soft or runny and too hot will make it hard or crumbly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2008
I'm not sure what happened to my batch but it seems to be much more like a soft chewy caramel than any type of fudge or candy I've made before. Is that right? Is that how it's supposed to turn out? Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
Great recipe! Turned out perfect. The reason another users came out runny was because it was not heated to the proper temp. Sugar is a very tricky substance to work with so temp. is very important. Too cool of temp makes it soft or runny and too hot will make it hard or crumbly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
It was my first time making any candy like this and i think i stirred it for to long because it was more crystally than i would have expected. Nevertheless it was good and i will definitly try again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
I have been looking for this type of recipe for years! I really don't like the "soft" fudge at all and all the recipes I have tried seem to produce that texture. This is the one I was looking for exactly! This fudge is often found at church bake sales. THANK YOU so much for sharing! Lorrie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
this is a great candy also called blond fudge. it's just like granny use to make!!! yum yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
This is really good candy & so easy. I guess I didn't cook the milk & sugar long enough at first because when I put it all in the pan it was REALLY runny looking and so I took a chance and put it ALL (butter & all) back into the pot and boiled it longer (probably another 3-4 minutes) and then poured it back into the pan. Then in the refrigerator... I didn't know how it would turn out but it worked! Very good texture and so easy! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Exactly what I was looking for! My grandmom use to make this all the time when I was growing up. She couldn't remember how to make it and I found this! My family loved it it was like a walk down memory lane! Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2008
I'm not sure what happened to my batch but it seems to be much more like a soft chewy caramel than any type of fudge or candy I've made before. Is that right? Is that how it's supposed to turn out? Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
it tastes like a sugar browny....i used splenda mixed with brown sugar and it was delicious! definitely better with the walnuts.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2011
Both times I made this it burned and I'm puzzled as to why. I have a candy thermometer and I watched the temp closely and I know my stove top is hot so I turned it down to only medium heat but it still burned the second time around too. Am I supposed to stir it while its cooking or not? Usually candy recipes are very specific about stirring but not this one. Can anyone help me? Read More
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