- 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make It
Butter bottom of a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Cook brown sugar and next 3 ingredients in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugars dissolve; stir in pecans. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 238° (soft ball stage). Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla; let stand 3 minutes. Beat with a wooden spoon 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Working rapidly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand until firm.