2 cups¬† packed light brown sugar
1 cup¬† granulated sugar
3/4 cup¬† milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup¬† Bud Light (in place of water)
1/4 cup¬† corn syrup
1/8 tsp.¬† salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1¬† 1/2 cups pecan halves
Heat sugars, Bud Light, milk, corn syrup and salt to boiling in a large sauce pan or heavy 3-quart Dutch oven. (I don't have a D.O, so I used a good size saucepan).¬† Reduce heat to medium. Cook, about 35- 45 minutes,¬† stirring just the top foamy bubbles (usually 15 minutes without stirring, but the Bud Light causes the mixture to foam up, so you have to be patient as it cooks down. It was about 45 minutes for me.) Once your candy thermometer reaches 236 degress take off the heat. Let it cool, in the pan, without stirring for about an hour. The saucepan is cool to the touch.
Add vanilla and the pecan halves. Stir together until well mixed, but still has a shine to it.¬† It will be very thick, so stirring will build those arm muscles. Drop mixture by the spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand 1-2 hours, or until the candies are firm and no longer glossy and sticky.
Wrap each in wax paper or plastic warp, and store in an airtight container.
This is a perfect Halloween, holiday and anytime treat. :) Another Good Yummy Time w/ Bud Light!