Recipe for Buttermilk Candy


    Buttermilk Candy

    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

    Add baking soda to buttermilk in 4-quart saucepan. Stir well and let stand 1 minute. Add sugar, corn syrup and butter. Cook to soft ball stage (236 degrees F to 238 degrees F on candy thermometer).

    Add vanilla extract and nuts. Beat by hand until candy begins to thicken. Pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Let cool and cut into pieces.

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