Patience is a virtue, and you'll need it
while you're stirring this candy. But if you fix in your mind
the end result -- a caramelize confection strewn with nuts --
we think you'll agree that it's worth it. (This is a great family
activity; everyone gets a turn stirring!)
4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups chopped nuts (any kind)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
In a heavy saucepan or skillet, heat about
one fourth of the sugar until melted and light brown (carmelized).
In another saucepan, combine remaining
sugar and milk; cook over medium-low heat, stirring until dissolved.
Slowly add caramelized sugar, stirring constantly. Continue cooking
until mixture reaches the soft ball stage; it will form a ball
when dropped in cold water (234° to 236°F). Remove from
heat; add nuts, butter and salt; beat until creamy.
Pour into well-greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch
pan; cool before cutting into squares.
Makes 18 servings.
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