Caramel Nut Candy

Caramel Nut Candy Recipe

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Marjorie Milligan


A delicious candy - from my old recipe files.

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Makes 2 pounds
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1-1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
dash of salt
2 cups light corn syrup
1/2 cup buitter
1 2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup finely chopped nuts

How to Make Caramel Nut Candy


  • 1In a 3 quart saucepan combine sugar, brown sugar and syrup. Cook rapidly over medium high heat until candy thermometer reaches 242 degrees or firm ball stage
  • 2Add butter and evaporated milk gradually, so that mixture does not stop boiling at any time. Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 242 degrees or firm ball scale, stirring constantly, about 25 minutes.
  • 3Remove from heat. Add vanilla and nuts. Combine well. Let stand until mixture stops bubbling.
    Pour into buttered 8 or 9 inch square pan.
  • 4Cool at room temperature, then chill in refrigerator until caramel hardens.
  • 5When caramel is ready to cut, set pan in warm water to loosen from bottom and sides of pan. Turn into cutting board. Cut into small squares with a sharp knife, using a saw-like motion.
    Makes 2 pounds.

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About Caramel Nut Candy

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American