Posted 12/20/2009 11:45:20 PM
I try to make these for gifts every Christmas. I sometimes make them with pecans or walnuts and for a special treat black walnuts. I have a very slightly differant recipe. Mine uses all brown sugar, evaporated milk, cream of tartar and leaves the syrup out. I have added cinnamon, dark brown sugar, mixed light and dark brown sugar. My family loves all of these versions. This is one of my favorite treats. It is a must to use a candy thermometer. The cream of tartar helps them to set and when I make mine I bring them to the temp and then let sit for a few minutes until it goes down around 20' and then put in vanilla flavoring and nuts stir and start dropping on wax paper before they harden.