Old Fashioned Brown Candy

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Recipe by grandma2969

Found this handwritten in an old "receipt" book. Have not tried it myself yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 1 cup of sugar into heavy pan and place over low heat.
  2. Begin stirring with wooden spoon and keep sugar moving; it will take about 15 minutes to completely melt all sugar and it should be the color of light brown sugar syrup.
  3. Pour remaining sugar, together with 1 cup milk, in heavy kettle and set over low heat to cook slowly while you are melting sugar.
  4. As soon as the sugar is melted, begin pouring it into kettle of boiling milk.
  5. Pour slowly, continue cooking and stirring just until mixture is 238 degrees to 240 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Turn out the fire and immediately add baking soda, stirring hard as it foams up.
  7. As soon as soda is mixed, add butter; it will melt as you stir.
  8. Set pan of candy off the stove for 20 minutes until lukewarm.
  9. Add vanilla and begin beating using a wooden spoon.
  10. Beat until mixture is thickened and glossy.
  11. Add broken nuts and mix.
  12. Turn into a buttered pan.

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