“Embark on a sweet and nutty journey to the heart of homemade delights with our Oklahoma Nut Candy. This cherished creation captures the essence of traditional confections and the joy of savoring the simplicity of perfectly balanced flavors. Imagine a medley of crunchy nuts, lovingly coated in a velvety caramel layer that’s both rich and indulgent. Each bite offers a symphony of textures and tastes that dance on your palate, evoking memories of treasured family recipes and moments shared over delectable treats. With every nibble, you’ll experience the delightful contrast of nutty crunchiness and the sweet embrace of caramel, capturing the heart of comfort food and the pleasure of indulging in the magic of time-tested creations. Whether enjoyed as a nostalgic dessert, a way to infuse your table with the spirit of handmade delights, or a celebration of the art of candy making, our Oklahoma Nut Candy promises a culinary journey that captures the essence of tradition and the joy of savoring sweetness in every delightful morsel.”
Oklahoma Nut Candy
6 cups sugar, divided
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts or pecan
- Grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.
- In a small saucepan (with a heavy bottom if you have it!), pour in 2 cups of sugar and cook over low heat while stirring often. Cook until sugar is completely melted, about 20 minutes.
- As sugar cooks down, add the 4 cups of remaining sugar and heavy cream to a large saucepan (or dutch oven, you want a big pot here!). Simmer over low heat until the sugar in your small saucepan has melted. Add melted sugar to a large saucepan with continuously stirring.
- Bring the heat up to medium and cook mixture until 244 degrees F or softball stage.
- Remove from heat and stir in baking soda until completely combined.
- Add butter and vanilla. Stir until butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Let rest for 20 minutes.
- After the mixture has rested, stir in nuts and mix until the sheen has gone. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
- Let cool 1-2 hours or overnight. Cut into small squares to serve.