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    Smile My tried and true candy recipes

    Here are some of my favorite candy recipes:

    BROWN SUGAR CANDY

    1 lb light brown sugar
    3/4 cup evaporated milk
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    English walnuts

    1 Cook sugar and milk until it forms a soft ball in cold water (soft ball stage).
    2 Beat in butter add vanilla and nuts if using.
    3 Beat until it starts looking dull and pour into buttered dish or pan.
    4 Score and cut after a few minutes.


    DIVINITY

    2 1/2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup water
    1/3 cup clear corn syrup
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    2 egg whites
    pecans



    Cook the vinegar, sugar, syrup, and water to a thread stage. Beat the egg whites. Pour the cooked mixture over the egg whites. Beat it. Add nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper.

    DATE NUT BALLS

    1/2 cup sugar
    1 stick butter or margarine
    8 ounces chopped dates
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup nuts
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    pinch salt
    2 cups rice crispees

    In sauce pan combine sugar, margarine, salt and dates. Allow to boil for five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Fold in rice crispies and nuts. While warm, roll into balls and let dry on waxed paper or racks. To make balls, butter hand well and keep buttering while you work. When cool, roll in confectioners sugar. Makes about 5 dozen balls.

    BUTTERMILK PRALINES

    2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups pecans
    1 tablespoon butter

    Use your favorite large pot. be sure it's large enough to prevent boilovers as the candy does need a lot of room to bubble up.

    Pour into the pot buttermilk, sugar, and baking soda. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved, then place the pot on low to medium burner and let the candy boil to a soft ball stage, stirring constantly all the while. The mixture will turn a brownish color but don't worry. It's supposed to. Once the soft ball stage is reached,then add two cups pecan halves, a teaspoon of vanilla and butter. Beat the mixture until it becomes glossy and starts to get very thick. quickly spoon it onto greased wax papermaking little patties. If you like and have time before the candy hardens, you can turn the pecan halves right side up. Makes the patties look prettier. Let the candy completely cool before removing it from the paper.

    Should the mixture harden before you've had time to get it all onto the paper, return it to the heat for a few seconds, or until it is again of the right consistency.

    PEANUT BUTTER CORNFLAKES

    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup white corn syrup
    1 cup peanut butter
    5 cups cornflakes

    Heat sugar and corn syrup just to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Press in pan.


    DATE NUT ROLL

    1 cup chopped dates
    2 cups sugar
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1 cup evaporated milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla



    Put sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Stir constantly to prevent sticking. Cool to the soft-ball stage. Take off the stove. Let it cool. Then add nuts and vanilla. Beat unit it shows signs of firmness. Shape into two rolls on a cloth powdered with confectioners sugar. Leave the rolls in a cool place until thoroughly cool. Slice 1/4 inch thick.


    WHISKEY SOUR BALLS

    1/2 cup coconut, flaked
    12 ounces vanilla wafers, crushed
    1 cup nuts
    6 ounces orange juice concentrate, thawed
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/4 cup bourbon

    In a bowl, combine mix the coconut, crushed vanila wafers, and nuts well and then add orange juice, vanilla and bourbon. Mix well, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Roll into one-inch balls; then into confectioners sugar.

    CHOCOLATE CANDY

    5 cups sugar
    1 large can evaporated milk
    20 large marshmallows
    2 cups nuts
    2 sticks butter or margarine
    1 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Boil the sugar, butter, and milk for six minutes. Take it off the stove and add the marshmallows and chocolate chips. Add nuts. Put mixture in a pan and when cool cut into squares

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    thank you. These look delicious. I've made pb cornflakes before. YUMMY!

    I'm always interested in candy and fudge recipes, so appreciate your tried and true recipes.

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    Sounds so yummy ! Thanks !

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    thanks kay
    ive made the divinty and the choc candy(last one you gave saounds similar to my microwave version)

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    Kay, I'm a Tennessee girl still here. I am bookmarking this page so I can get at your luscious recipes whenever I want. Thanks.

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    Are these microwaveable by chance ?

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    Hubba-hubba! Peanut butter, chocolate, and coconut - - oh, my!

    THANKS!

    Anna

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    these all sound so yummy I want to try them all! My mom used to make Divinity when I was young. The cornflake recipe is good I have made if before. My mouth is watering now.

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    The pralines are what caught my eye - I seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE pralines!!

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