1 box light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter (no margarine)
2 cups pecan halves (1/2 pound)


Mix sugar, salt, milk and butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until sugar is dissolved.

Add pecans. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to soft ball stage on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes. Stir rapidly until mixture begins to thicken and coat pecans lightly. The color will also begin to lighten as well.

Drop rapidly from a tablespoon onto bright side of aluminum foil to form patties. If candy becomes too stiff to handle easily, stir in a few drops of hot water.

Let patties stand until cool and set. Remove from foil. Store in airtight container.


20 to 30 pieces (depends on you)

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