Recipe from

Southern Living


3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring mixture constantly. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, or until a candy thermometer registers 236° (soft ball stage).

Remove mixture from heat, and add butter (do not stir). Let stand until candy thermometer reaches 150°. Stir in pecans and vanilla, using a wooden spoon; stir constantly until candy begins to thicken.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, working rapidly, onto wax paper. Let stand until firm.


April 2001
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