Creamy Penuche Creamy Penuche

Are you looking for a delicious and easy candy for Easter?  Well look no more.  Penuche is one of my family’s favorite candies to eat, and it is not that difficult to make.  If you’ve never had it before, it is kind of like caramel fudge.  Here is my recipe:

Mix together in a 3 quart pan:

              ½ tsp. salt

              2 cups white sugar

              1 cup brown sugar

              2/3 cup corn syrup

              1 cup cream or 1 cup evaporated milk* or 1 cup water mixed with 2/3 cup instant milk*

              ¼ cup butter or butter powder  ( ¼ cup water mixed with ¼ cup butter powder)

*Note:  if you use evaporated milk or instant milk be sure to add 2 ounces more butter.

combine the ingredients combine the ingredients

Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Cook to soft ball stage.  I use both a candy thermometer and the cold water test.  When mixture reaches soft ball stage, remove it from heat and let it cool without stirring for 45 minutes.

boil the candy boil the candy

After 45 minutes add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 c. walnuts (optional).

Stir mixture until it loses its gloss and thickens.  This takes about 10 minutes. Pour into a buttered pan and let it finish cooling.  Cut into squares and ENJOY!

stir the candy stir the candy
pour into pan pour into pan

Rainy Day Foods carries salt, brown sugar, white sugar, instant milk and butter powder used in this recipe.

Contributed by Pam Higley

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