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When I was in high school (many years ago), I had a friend who made a fudge-like candy called Patience Candy.  You start by melting and browning sugar, then adding butter, probably more sugar, a
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Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/8/2010 11:16 PM EST
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When I was in high school (many years ago), I had a friend who made a fudge-like candy called Patience Candy.  You start by melting and browning sugar, then adding butter, probably more sugar, and then evaporated milk which made it boil up or foam up.  It had a great browned suagar flavor.  Does anyone have a recipe similar to that?

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/9/2010 6:41 AM EST
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Sorry I don't have that recipe - but it sounds so good I wish I did.
I do have a fuzzy image of  .... a crisp not hard, dark golden yellow, honeycomb candy that had been poured out flat to cool....
I remember it covered with chocolate. 
I'm no help, but am I close?

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/9/2010 7:51 AM EST
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PATIENCE  FUDGE

2 sticks butter or oleo
5 c. sugar
1 lg. can Carnation milk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. chopped nuts
3 (6 oz.) pkgs. semisweet chocolate  drops

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Boil 7 minutes.
Add drops and vanilla, then nuts.  Pour into broiler pan and cool overnight
before cutting.
Makes 5-6 pounds.

OR

Patience Candy

1 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix milk, 2 cups sugar, butter and Karo syrup in pan to boil slowly.
Melt 1 cup sugar in a heavy skillet, stirring constantly, letting it
brown slowly. Combine the two mixes and cook until mixture forms a soft
ball (234-240 degrees). Remove from heat, beat until cool, adding
vanilla while beating. Add pecans, pour into a buttered dish. Cut in
squares when cool.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/9/2010 10:15 AM EST
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Wow Renee -- Rats, I wasn't even close! 
And now I'm going to fret all day trying to figure out what I was thinking about

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/9/2010 7:40 PM EST
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Thanks for posting these recipes Renee.  I can't wait to try them!

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/10/2010 6:27 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Looking for an old recipe:
Sorry I don't have that recipe - but it sounds so good I wish I did. I do have a fuzzy image of  .... a crisp not hard, dark golden yellow, honeycomb candy that had been poured out flat to cool.... I remember it covered with chocolate.  I'm no help, but am I close?
Posted by Nancy G


Honeycomb is not what I was thinking of, but it is a very favorite of mine.  I have a friend who makes a wonderful honeycomb, but back in Wisconsin they call it Angel Food.  She lives here now, but doesn't want to share her family's secret recipe.  She does give me some every year, though.
I would love a honeycomb recipe!  Even when I was little, if we could pick one piece out at the chcolate counter, I always picked a piece of it.
Thanks so much for the reply.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/10/2010 6:33 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Looking for an old recipe:
PATIENCE  FUDGE 2 sticks butter or oleo 5 c. sugar 1 lg. can Carnation milk 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. chopped nuts 3 (6 oz.) pkgs. semisweet chocolate  drops Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 7 minutes. Add drops and vanilla, then nuts.  Pour into broiler pan and cool overnight before cutting. Makes 5-6 pounds. OR Patience Candy 1 cup milk 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup Karo syrup 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans Mix milk, 2 cups sugar, butter and Karo syrup in pan to boil slowly. Melt 1 cup sugar in a heavy skillet, stirring constantly, letting it brown slowly. Combine the two mixes and cook until mixture forms a soft ball (234-240 degrees). Remove from heat, beat until cool, adding vanilla while beating. Add pecans, pour into a buttered dish. Cut in squares when cool.
Posted by Renee C


Hi, thanks for the recipes.  The Patience Candy sounds very close, except you didn't have to worry about firmness or temp.  It was made just like fudge without the chocolate.  It didn't have corn syrup.  This sounds the closest to that recipe, though.  I am going to try it!  Thanks so much for your reply.  I just discoved this site a couple of days ago.  It's great!

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/19/2010 5:15 PM EST
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Here's a lovely  holiday  centerpiece to put anywhere ( in your home), tht   you desire.I cannot be there w/ you but "in spirit" I shall be & will be thinking of you &  my flowers in your home ( w/o me)Cry

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/19/2010 5:22 PM EST
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This is a picture romVelinda Strong; aka DAISY MAE;  
iT LOOKS SO REAL;I can almost smell  the tingly pine scent.Wink

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/19/2010 5:29 PM EST
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Oh Ann --- How lovely.  Thank you.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/19/2010 8:31 PM EST
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OOOOOh, that patience fudge sounds so good.  Thank you for posting the recipe.  Five or six pounds should get my son through Christmas LOL.

Great pictures Ann, thank you.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/19/2010 10:29 PM EST
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H.M.    I sure wish I had just five or six pounds to get through Christmas Wink

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/20/2010 12:26 PM EST
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WOW ANN!
 I love this and that I don't have to dust or store it is that much better!  God Bless you and yours

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/22/2010 11:32 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Looking for an old recipe:
This is a picture romVelinda Strong; aka DAISY MAE;   iT LOOKS SO REAL;I can almost smell  the tingly pine scent .
Posted by Ann N
            thats a great tree looks real.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/22/2010 2:35 PM EST
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Thanks for the flowers Ann N... The living room feels brighter already. This is even better than artificial.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/23/2010 7:07 PM EST
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I saved your pictures Ann as a screen saver for the computer!  You are such a sweetie to post those pictures.  Thank You

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/24/2010 7:34 AM EST
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Iwas looking for a recipe for butterscotch cookies.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/24/2010 12:28 PM EST
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Try this one Sweetie,


Salty-Sweet Buttercsotch Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted dry roasted cashews
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch-flavor pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Stir in cashews and butterscotch pieces.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. Makes about 48 cookies.
  3. To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/24/2010 4:28 PM EST
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I love when people find and post recipies (especially old fashioned ones) - These all sound wonderful, but I will wait til after the holidays to try them.  I have plenty for right now. :)

Re: Looking for an old recipe

posted at 12/26/2010 4:30 PM EST
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Good luck Dawn with all the recipes that are posted.  It's so much fun when people appreciate the postings.  I love sharing with everyone and also trying out some new recipes as well.
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