Old Fashioned Christmas Candy

Renée G.

By
@ReneeCooks

Found this in my mom's recipe box. I remember her making this every Christmas.

I also remember how difficult it was to crack Brazil nut shells and then get the nuts out. This was worth the efforts, however, and was something of a holiday tradition that my mom and I would spend a couple of hours cracking and picking out the Brazil nuts & pecans.


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Serves:

Depends on the size you make them

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 cups sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
½ cup cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. candied cherries
½ lb. candied pineapple
½ lb. brazil nuts, chopped
½ lb. pecans, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In heavy saucepan, boil sugar, corn syrup and cream to soft ball stage.
2
Add vanilla and beat slightly. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper or into lightly oiled miniature muffin tins.
3
Let set until firm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #christmas candy