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Friday, December 16, 2005

Holiday Delights

3 cups sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 pound Brazil nuts, sliced
1/2 pound pecan halves
1/2 pound broken walnuts
1/2 pound candied cherries, cut in half
1/2 pound candied pineapple, cut in small pieces

Combine sugar, corn syrup, half and half and salt in a heavy saucepan and boil to a soft ball stage. 234 degrees to 238 degrees. Remove from heat and start beating immediately. Add vanilla. When mixture thickens, add nuts and fruits, mixing well. Spread evenly in a well-greased 9x13 inch pan. When cooked, cut into bite size squares. Stores very well in tightly covered container.


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