2 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup canned milk and 1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Karo Syrup (White)

Mix together in heavy saucepan on stove top. Stir over medium heat til mixture forms a SOFT BALL. (When a few drops in cold water nudged by your finger form a mushy ball. Be sure to take mixture off the stove while you test.)


1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Real Vanilla

At softball stage, beat til thickened with cooking pan set in a pot of cold water. Add nuts or cocoanut while beating.

At the point where the mixture begins to lose its high gloss, it is ready to pour into the greased 8" square pan.

For SAUCE (like for ice cream)

  • Make 1/2 the recipe

  • Remove at jelly stage on your candy thermometer (when the drops coming off the spoon come together).


  • Add Vanilla and Butter as above.