Christmas Candy Recipes

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* 3 cups sugar
* 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
* 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
* 1 cup evaporated milk
* 6 tablespoons butter, plus extra for buttering dish
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Mix sugar and cocoa; add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until a small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Add butter, pecans, and vanilla. Beat with mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish and cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly.

yield: 36 squares
cook time 20 mins.


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