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Penuche, Quick Walnut (D/P, KLP, TNT)
Source: "Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book" (1974)
Yield: 1 8" square pan

1-3/4 to 2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Take out:
waxed paper
8"x8"x2" pan
flour sifter
measuring cups
1-1/2 quart saucepan
wooden spoon
rubber spatula

Butter square pan lightly, using waxed paper. Sift and measure powdered sugar. Melt 1/2 cup butter in pan.

Stir in brown sugar. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Stir in the milk. Cook until the mixture is boiling.

Cool to room temperature. Beat in powdered sugar until like fudge. Stir in nuts; pour in pan. Chill and cut.

Poster's Notes:
Did someone mention penuche? :)

I'm happy to pass on this recipe, which I used to make myself when I was a kid. My grandparents (A"H) gave me the "Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book" for my 7th birthday, and this was one of the recipes from it that I made all the time. I always left out the walnuts, but, well, I was a kid.

I hope it's OK that I've typed it exactly as it appears in the book (with ingredients and supplies needed, then the instructions). Sorry you can't see the photo of a little wooden (elf?) doll next to a plate piled with squares of penuche.

Description from the book: "Quick Walnut Penuche is really a light-colored fudge candy. The rich flavor comes from golden brown sugar and chewy walnuts. Store extra penuche in the refrigerator and surprise your friends with your own homemade candy."

Posted by Yael Resnick

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A