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5-Ingredient Brown Sugar Walnut Candy


5-Ingredient Brown Sugar Walnut Candy


Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Total: 25 mins Servings: 16

“This recipe is from my mother. This is only one of the many candy recipes she makes at Christmas and gives away to friends.”


1 pound brown sugar

3/4 cup evaporated milk

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Butter a 8 or 9 inch square baking dish.

In a large heavy saucepan, stir together the brown sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the temperature reaches between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla and walnuts. Continue to beat with a sturdy spoon until the mixture looses its gloss. Pour into the prepared pan. Score into squares with a knife then set aside until firm, about 5 minutes. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 162 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 7.2mg 2% DV; sodium 30.8mg 1% DV.