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Patience Candy

No recipe image available.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 caramelized 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!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups chopped nuts
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a heavy saucepan or skillet, heat about one fourth of the sugar until melted and light brown (carmelized).
  2. 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.
  3. Pour into well-greased 9x9x2-inch pan; cool before cutting into 1-inch squares, or as desired.

Makes 81 (1-inch) squares.