Old Fashioned Christmas Candy

Renée G.


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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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

How to Make Old Fashioned Christmas Candy


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

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About Old Fashioned Christmas Candy

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

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