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Buttermilk Candy

This is similar to a pecan praline and breaks into irregular pieces.


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts

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  1. Add baking soda to buttermilk in 4-quart saucepan. Stir well and let stand 1 minute.
  2. Add sugar, corn syrup and butter. Cook to soft ball stage (236 degrees F to 238 degrees F on candy thermometer).
  3. Add vanilla extract and nuts. Beat by hand until candy begins to thicken.
  4. Pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Let cool and cut into pieces.