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Sweet pecan candies topped with pecan halves.
Prep Time: 10 min(s)
Cook Time: 15 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Posted By: ohanatx
Posted On: Jul 30, 2012
Number of Servings:
- 2 cups - sugar
- 1 teaspoons - baking soda
- 1 cups - buttermilk
- - pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons - butter
- 2 1/3 cups - pecan halves chopped
- 2/3 cups - perfect pecan halves
In a large kettle combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Cook over high heat 5 minutes stirring frequently. Cook to 234 degrees (using candy thermometer).
Remove from heat. Add butter and chopped pecan halves.
Return to heat and cook, stirring continuously 'til soft ball stage is reached. Remove and let stand -- just a minute or two. Then with a spoon, beat until thickened and creamy.
Immediately drop by tablespoons onto wax paper. Dot with perfect pecan halves.