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  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. pecan halves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. butter


  • Use large pot to prevent boil overs.
  • Stir buttermilk, sugar, and baking soda together until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Place pot on low to medium on stove and boil until mixture is in soft ball stage.
  • Stir constantly.
  • Mixture will turn light brownish.
  • When soft ball stage is reached (it will form a soft ball when a half-teaspoon or so of the syrup is dropped into a cup of cold water), remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add two cups of pecan halves, butter, and vanilla.
  • Beat mixture briskly until it becomes glossy and starts to thicken.
  • Quickly spoon it onto greased waxed paper making little patties.
  • Let the candy cool completely before removing it from the paper.

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