Coffee Penuche

Southern Living
2 pounds


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3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup brewed coffee
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans


Cook first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar from sides of pan. Uncover and cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 238° (soft ball stage).

Remove from heat, and add butter, vanilla, and salt (do not stir). Cool to 175°. Stir in pecans, and beat with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Spread into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Cool until firm. Cut into squares.

Created date

October 2003