turtle candy

Greg Pulliam pulliam at IIT.EDU
Mon Jun 26 22:03:26 UTC 2000

Well, I'm stymied then.  I was sure there was another name we had for
"Turtles" in Mississippi.  And "Millionaires" didn't ring a bell with

I give up for now, though.  Thanks, y'all.


>Greg wrote:
>>  I remember: pralines!  Aren't these the same as turtles, Natalie?
>Definitely not!  Turtles are chocolate candy with nuts and caramel.
>Pralines are wonderful cookie-shaped things made of mainly sugar
>and pecans.  I'm not good at describing food.  Let me go see if I
>have a recipe.
>Ok, here's one from p. 83 of _White Trash Cooking_:
>Mama Two's Pralines
>2 cups sugar (light brown, if possible)
>2 cups granulated sugar
>1 small can evaporated milk
>1 cup water
>2 tablespoons white syrup
>1/2 teaspoon soda
>2 teaspoons vanilla
>2 tablespoons butter
>1 cup pecans (whote)
>Blend together milk, water, soda, and syrup.  Blend well or milk
>will curdle.  Stir in mixed brown and white sugar.  Cook to soft
>ball stage.  Remove from fire and beat until light brown.  Put in
>vanilla, then butter, and, last, pecans.  Drop on wax paper and
>let cool.  Makes about 24 good-sized patties.
>    --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)

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