A timeless holiday treat with a touch of nostalgia - Grandma's Christmas Candy

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A timeless holiday treat with a touch of nostalgia - Grandma's Christmas Candy
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 24, 2024

Grandma's Christmas Candy is a sweet and crunchy confection that is perfect for holiday gatherings or as a thoughtful homemade gift. Made with simple ingredients and love, this candy will bring joy to all who taste it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Continue to cook without stirring until mixture reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit (hard crack stage) on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in nuts, vanilla, salt, and butter. Be cautious as the mixture will be very hot.
  4. Pour mixture onto a greased baking sheet and spread out evenly. Let cool and harden.
  5. Once hardened, break into pieces and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • This recipe has been passed down through generations in our family.
  • The nuts add a delicious crunch to the candy.
  • The butter gives the candy a rich and creamy flavor.