How to make it

  • Butter sides of a heavy large saucepan.
  • Combine sugars, maple syrup, whipping cream, corn syrup, and salt in pan; stirring constantly, cook over medium-low heat until sugars dissolve.
  • Using pastry brush dipped in hot water, wash down any sugar crystals on sides of pan.
  • Attach a candy thermomenter to pan, making sure thermomenter does not touch bottom of pan.
  • Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil.
  • Cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234 degrees.
  • Test about 1/2 teaspoon mixture in ice water.
  • Mixture will easily form a ball in ice water but will flatten when held in
  • your hand.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Using medium speed of a mixer, beat until candy thickens and begins to lose its gloss (about 3 minutes)
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; cool completely.
  • Makes about 5 dozen clusters.
  • Store in an airtight container..

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  • peetabear 10 years ago
    my mother is going to love these..I'll be adding these to my holiday candy list.
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    No way I can wait until the holidays to make these - sounds delish!
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    " It was excellent "
    coffeebean53 ate it and said...
    I'm going to add these to the candies I like to make during the holidays. They're delicious.
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