Rating: 4 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

My Mom, sisters and I would not feel like it was Christmas unless we had made this delicious candy. It tastes somewhere between fudge and caramels. It's best to use a wooden spoon to stir this candy with.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
40
Yield:
30 to 40 pieces
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.

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  • Place the 2 cups sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar has completely melted.

  • Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan combine the 4 cups sugar and heavy cream. Stir and heat over low.

  • Once the 2 cups of sugar has completely melted, pour it in a fine stream into the sugar/cream mixture while stirring vigorously. Raise heat to medium low and cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches 244 to 248 degrees F (118 to 120 degrees C) on a candy thermometer.

  • Remove from heat and vigorously stir in the baking soda. Stir in the butter until melted. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until non-glossy and it starts to set up. Stir in the nuts and spread into the prepared pan. Cool and cut into bite-size pieces.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 31.1g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 22.4mg; sodium 29.1mg. Full Nutrition
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