Pecan Penuche

Patty Ward


I'm on a roll here today! Here is another old recipe from the past. My Mom made this one for us as children. Always around the holidays when she baked cookies and fudge and lots of candies.
My grandchildren and children certainly like this as well.
Do you remember this old fashioned candy as a child?
I hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 dozen
25 Min
40 Min


How to Make Pecan Penuche


  1. In a 3 quart saucepan combine the sugars and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
    Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage (237 degrees F on a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from heat. Add the butter and vanilla, but do not stir. Let the mixture cool without stirring until it reaches 110 degrees F. and the outside of the pan feels lukewarm, about 40 minutes.
    While the mixture is cooling, butter and 8-inch square pan.
  3. With a wooden spoon beat the mixture until it becomes thick and begins to lose its gloss. Quickly stir in the pecans, and pour into the pan. Don't scrape the sides, since they may be sugary.
    Cut with a sharp knife into 1 1/2 inch squares.

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About Pecan Penuche

Course/Dish: Candies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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