-In a large pot, stir together sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda until
sugar is dissolved.
-Boil mixture over medium-low heat until mixture reaches
234 degrees (soft ball stage), stirring constantly.
-Remove from the heat and stir in pecans, butter, and
-Beat mixture briskly until glossy and begins to thicken
(may take several minutes to thicken).
-Quickly spoon mixture, 1 Tbls. to 1/4 cup at a time,
onto greased waxed paper.
-Allow to cool completely before removing from wax paper.
Notes: These make great gifts presented in
these for a Christmas party. They were very good,
but before you pour them out, you have to stir it
for a while. My first few were pretty runny and
flat, but as the stuff in the pan cooled, those
last ones turned out better.
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