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Nutty Caramels

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Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs), divided
  Light corn syrup 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), finely chopped
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Butter the sides of a heavy Dutch oven.

MAKING
2. In a pan combine sugar, 1 cup whipping cream, corn syrup and butter and cook with constant stirring over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves.
3. On sides of pan using a pastry brush dipped in hot water, wash down any sugar crystals.
4. To the pan attach a candy thermometer, making sure thermometer does not touch bottom of pan and bring to a boil continuing to stir increasing heat to medium.
5. Gradually add remaining 1 cup whipping cream.
6. With frequent stirring without touching sides of pan, cook until syrup reaches firm-ball stage (approximately 242 to 248 degrees).
7. in a bowl of ice water test about 1/2 teaspoon syrup such that it rolls into a firm ball in ice water but will flatten if pressed when removed from the water.
8. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and vanilla and immediately pour into a buttered 10 1/2 x 15 1/2-inch jellyroll pan.
9. Let it cool at room temperature several hours and then cut into 1-inch squares using a lightly oiled heavy knife.
10. Wrap each candy piece in a foil candy wrapper and store in a cool place.

SERVING
11. Serve as a snack with beverage or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Caramelized
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Nut
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes

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