Penuche Covered Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 box dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon light Karo syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups nut halves*

Instructions

  1. Cook sugars, milk, syrup and salt to soft ball stage.
  2. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Cool to lukewarm.
  4. Beat until creamy and mixture thickens.
  5. Add nuts and stir.
  6. Pour onto wax paper and separate into pieces.

* Less nuts may be added and candy poured into pan and cut into squares.