Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Adapted from an issue of "Family Circle Holiday Cakes & Cookies."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together sugar,cream,corn syrup,butter and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cook about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until a candy thermometer reaches 238 F (soft-ball stage).
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and maple extract.
  5. Pour into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.
  6. Stir in pecans.
  7. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased waxed paper and let cool until hardened.
  8. Store in an airtight contained between sheets of waxed paper.
  9. NOTE: You may use either light or dark corn syrup- the difference will be a slight change in color.


Most Helpful

Oh my! My DH was in Heaven! He doesn't eat chocolate and practically ate all of this himself in a few days! I will definitely be making at holidays and parties!

Kikimony March 15, 2003

Good recipe but mine didn't set up and so I wasn't able to make cute little tsp. out of them. I did pour it into an 8x8 pan and let it harden. But the taste is great with the maple added.

Mousehouse62 December 23, 2004

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