Brown Sugar Treats

    25 minutes

    You need a sugar thermometer to get this just right but close enough is good enough for me. I whip these up as gifts at Christmas and as a special sweet treat throughout the year.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 500g brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) evaporated milk
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Butter a 20cm square baking dish.
    2. In a large heavy saucepan stir together the brown sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the temperature reaches between 112 to 116 degrees C with a sugar thermometer or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.
    3. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla and walnuts.
    4. Continue to beat with a sturdy spoon until the mixture loses its gloss. Pour into the prepared pan. Score into squares with a knife then set aside until firm; about 5 minutes.
    5. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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    Great recipe! Turned out perfect. The reason another users came out runny was because it was not heated to the proper temp. Sugar is a very tricky substance to work with so temp. is very important. Too cool of temp makes it soft or runny and too hot will make it hard or crumbly!  -  05 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was my first time making any candy like this and i think i stirred it for to long because it was more crystally than i would have expected. Nevertheless it was good, and i will definitly try again!  -  15 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have been looking for this type of recipe for years! I really don't like the "soft" fudge at all and all the recipes I have tried seem to produce that texture. This is the one I was looking for exactly! This fudge is often found at church bake sales. THANK YOU so much for sharing! Lorrie  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)