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Penuche

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
Directions

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small Dutch oven.
Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook to soft ball stage (234°), without stirring.
Remove from heat (do not stir).
Cool to lukewarm (110°).
Add vanilla and pecans; beat with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss.
Working rapidly, spread mixture in a buttered 8 inch square pan.
Cool completely before cutting.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Side Dish
Dish: 
Candy

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