This recipe appears to be written in Grammy's handwriting (her handwriting looked different when she wrote in fountain pen). It is undated, but I suspect this recipe pre-dates 1941 (the year she got married).
- 2 cups maple sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup shelled pecans
- Cook the water, sugar and butter until it reaches the soft ball stage* (235°F-240°F)
- Add the nuts and stir until the mixture begins to cool and thicken
- Then drop in small spoonfuls on a greased paper [wax paper might be the modern equivalent] or greased plate
*If you aren't using a candy thermometer (which I highly recommend) you can test candy the old fashioned way using cold water. Click here to read all about testing candy using cold water.