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Black Walnut Molasses Candy

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Ingredients
  Molasses 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light cream/Evaporated milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Walnuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

Mix molasses, sugar, and cream in a large, heavy saucepan, drop in butter, and insert candy thermometer; heat, stirring constantly, over moderately low heat until sugar dissolves.
Cook uncovered, moving a wooden spoon across bottom of pan occasionally (but not actually stirring) to 250° F. or until a drop of candy forms a hard ball in cold water.
Off heat, add soda, then nuts and stir just to blend.
Pour into a well-buttered 9"x9"x2" pan; do not scrape pan.
Cool 15 minutes, score in 1" squares and, when hardening but still pliable, turn out on a baking sheet.
Cool to room temperature and cut in 1" squares.
Wrap each piece and store airtight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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