1 cup butter or margarine

1 (16 oz) pkg (2 1/4 cup packed) brown sugar

Dash of salt

1 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla


Generously butter a 9x9x2 inch pan; set aside. In a heavy 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter or margarine. Add sugar and salt. Stir thoroughly. Stir in corn syrup. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk; stir constantly.

Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, to 245° (firm-ball stage-- takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Mixture should boil gently over entire surface).

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into buttered pan. When cool, cut into squares with a wet, sharp knife. Wrap each piece in clear plastic wrap or wax paper. Makes about 2 1/2 pounds.

© Barbara Deitch 2020