Pecan Buttermilk Fudge
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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, buttermilk, butter and corn syrup. Stir constantly about 20 minutes or until the mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage). Stir in the baking soda. Let stand at room temperature about 10 minutes or until the thermometer registers 180 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside. Stir in the extract and pecans. Beat with a wooden spoon 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan, cool completely on a wire rack and cut into squares.
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