Oklahoma Nut Candy


"My Mom, sisters and I would not feel like it was Christmas unless we had made this delicious candy. It tastes somewhere between fudge and caramels. It's best to use a wooden spoon to stir this candy with."


servings 200 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. Place the 2 cups sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar has completely melted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan combine the 4 cups sugar and heavy cream. Stir and heat over low.
  4. Once the 2 cups of sugar has completely melted, pour it in a fine stream into the sugar/cream mixture while stirring vigorously. Raise heat to medium low and cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches 244 to 248 degrees F (118 to 120 degrees C) on a candy thermometer.
  5. Remove from heat and vigorously stir in the baking soda. Stir in the butter until melted. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until non-glossy and it starts to set up. Stir in the nuts and spread into the prepared pan. Cool and cut into bite-size pieces.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I'll give the recipe 5 stars but I think that the instructions need some clarification. I have a good heavy medium 1 1/2 qt sauce pan that I used to melt the sugar in. I used a 3qt pan for the s...

I thought it was relatively easy to make. WE loved it. My husband said it reminded him of soft, fudgy peanut brittle. I think it tasted like a cross between caramels and fudge. I will make it ag...

This is traditionally called Aunt Bill's Brown Candy in Oklahoma. Is super delicious, but hard to make and can go "bad" quickly if not beaten continuously. Worth a couple of tries to get it ri...

Its hard for me to rate this recipe, since I couldn't get past the first step. The two cups of sugar, in a heavy bottom saucepan (non-stick), on low heat never melted - after an hour, it got ho...

This candy is good & fairly easy to make. The biggest problem I had was getting the candy out of the pan - I probably didn't use enough butter. Also, like another reviewer said, use a big pot ...

When I put the melted sugar into the cream and sugar mixture, the melted sugar became one big lump. Perhaps the other mixture wasn't warm enough. However, I kept at it stirring until it all sm...

this is great candy .... in Oklahoma we call it Aunt Bill's ..........

This is a great candy recipe. My mom got this same recipe out of a newspaper in Massachuesetts. It was called Oklahoma Brown Candy. It has become a family tradition at Christmas. It is my so...

We loved the flavor of this candy, but I think maybe this recipe isn't quite as clear as it could be. Stovetop candy recipes are so much about feel and experience that they can be hard to write...