Walnut Penuche (Microwave)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by L DJ3309

Very sweet and yummy, my sister sent me this recipe knowing how much I love penuche and walnuts Does not include 3-5 hour chill time

Top Review by grfox33

This is terrific! I have tried to make this candy for years and it always turns to crystals.... This one came out perfect. The only thing I did different was to use dark brown sugar....all I had. I think they are like pralines.....I'm from the south and love them but could never get it to come out. I can make it now!! Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, letting foil extend above 2 sides.
  2. Grease lightly.
  3. Spread nuts in a 9 inch microwave safe pie plate.
  4. Microwave uncovered on high 6 to 7 minutes, stirring 3 times, until lightly toasted.
  5. Melt butter in a 3 quart microwave safe bowl.
  6. Stir in sugar and milk until blended.
  7. Microwave uncovered on high 7 to 9 minutes, stirring 4 times, until sugar has completely dissolved and mixture has thickened and is a medium caramel color.
  8. Using potholders, move bowl to heatproof surface.
  9. Add vanilla.
  10. Beat with an electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes until smooth and shiny.
  11. Add walnuts and beat on low sped 1 minute to distribute evenly.
  12. Spread in prepared pan.
  13. Cool, then cover and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours.
  14. Holding foil ends, carefully lift candy to cutting board.
  15. Peel off foil.
  16. Cut candy in 1 inch squares.
  17. Store tightly covered in a cool place.

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