In response my last post Angie asked if Penuche candy is easy to make. It is! It is easy, and it’s quick! It’s so easy to make I don’t think it can be botched like many candies. I’m going to share the recipe and get busy with the rest of my Christmas preparations. (The kids get here tonight…yippeeeee!)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick margerine
1/4 c milk
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) (Nuts are optional.)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt margarine over low heat and add brown sugar and milk. Increase heat to medium and bring to a good boil. Boil 2-3 minutes (I boil 3…not a second more). Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar until all lumps are dissolved. Add chopped nuts.
Pour into *prepared 8″ x 8″ dish. Spread evenly. When cool enough cut into 1″ squares. Makes between 30 and 40 pieces.
The original recipe instructs you to butter the dish before pouring the hot candy into it. I am the queen of making clean up easier, so I cover the bottom and sides of my dish with plastic wrap. I use one piece and smooth it across the bottom, up sides, and over the edges of the dish. Removing the candy is simple.
If you make it let me know how you like it.
My visits to blogland will be pretty limited over the next several days.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with love of family, friends and the Lord Jesus.
Until next time…
If you can’t be thankful for what you receive, then be thankful for what you escape.
~ unknown ~