- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup milk or cream
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- few grains salt
Add boiling water slowly and simmer until caramelized sugar is entirely melted. Add butter, two thirds cup sugar, and milk; bring to boiling point, and boil to 238° F., or until candy will form a soft ball when tested in cold water.
Remove the pan from the heat, leave undisturbed until cool, then beat and stir with a spoon, or beat with a hand beater. until candy begins to become sugary.
Stir In the chopped nuts and salt, pour into a well buttered pan, and mark in squares.
Peanuts, walnuts, or pecan nuts may be used.