Christmas Candy

Friday, December 21st 2007, 4:13 pm
By: News 9

2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped candied fruit
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Blend in sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on HIGH for 8 to 9 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, or until the mixture is a light caramel color.
Stir in vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes.
Fold in chopped candied fruit and chopped nuts.
Pour into a lightly buttered 8-inch square pan. Cool at room temperature before cutting.

Makes 16 pieces.