Mexican Sweet Potato Candy


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup mashed, cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Combine sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Wash off sugar crystals that have formed on sides of pan, using a brush dipped in cold water. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches firm ball stage (244°). Rem...

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