Category Archives: Candies

OLD-FASHIONED CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons pecan oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Combine sugar, milk, cocoa, corn syrup and salt in two-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate and sugar are dissolved. Cook, stirring occasionally to 234 degrees on candy thermometer (or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water).

Remove from heat, add pecan oil. Cool mixture without stirring (bottom of pan will be lukewarm). Add vanilla, beat vigorously and continuously 5 to 10 minutes with wooden spoon until candy is thick and no longer glossy. Mixture will hold its shape when dropped from spoon.

Quickly stir in nuts, spread mixture evenly in buttered pan. Cool until firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Makes 1 pound.

GRAHAM PECAN TOFFEE

Ingredients:

24 honey graham crackers
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup pecan oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pecans, chopped
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Directions:

Place crackers on greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan; set aside. In medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, heat sugar, pecan oil, water and salt, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 300 degrees F (hard-crack stage) or until small amount of mixture dropped into cold water separates into hard, brittle strands. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Immediately pour over crackers in pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with nuts; cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let stand at room temperature to harden. Break into pieces; store in airtight container. Makes about 1 1/4 pounds.

EASY MICROWAVE PECAN BRITTLE

Ingredients:

1 cup pecans
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pecan oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Combine sugar and corn syrup in 1 1/2 quart glass mixing bowl. Stirring well. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in pecans. Microwave on high 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in pecan oil and vanilla. Microwave 1 more minute. Stir in soda. Pour mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Cool. Break into pieces and store in airtight container. Makes about 3/4 pound.
Servings: 3

CHEWY PRALINES

Ingredients:

In a heavy 4-quart saucepan, heat:
1 cup pecan oil
1 lb. light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Bring to a rolling boil (medium heat), stirring continuously until candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees (firm ball stage).Remove from heat; stir into mixture:rn1 teaspoon vanilla

2 – 4 cups pecans

Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Drop by tablespoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. When cooled, wrap individually in wax paper or plastic wrap. Yields 45 medium pralines. Total preparation time: 55 minutes. Freezes well.