1 cup of refined sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 cups of finely chopped nuts (either pecans or walnuts will suffice)
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or greasing it with butter. Set it aside gracefully.
In a robust, thick-bottomed saucepan, amalgamate the refined sugar, brown sugar, milk, and butter. Position the saucepan over medium heat, displaying your culinary prowess.
Stir the concoction continuously until the sugars dissolve into a harmonious blend, and the butter gracefully liquefies. Once amalgamation is achieved, affix a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan.
Persist in cooking the mixture, occasionally stirring it with an air of finesse, until the temperature ascends to 236°F (113°C). This marks the attainment of the soft-ball stage, an accomplishment that should take approximately 10-15 minutes, demonstrating your culinary patience.
As soon as the concoction reaches the soft-ball stage, gracefully remove it from the heat source. With great care, infuse the vanilla essence into the mixture.
Promptly introduce the finely chopped nuts into the concoction and stir until they are uniformly distributed, exhibiting your culinary precision.
Swiftly pour the piping-hot concoction onto the prepared baking sheet. Employ a spatula to elegantly distribute it evenly, showcasing your culinary artistry.
Allow the confectionery to cool at room temperature, a process that may require several hours.
Once the confectionery has cooled and solidified, you may either fracture it into pieces or meticulously fashion it into squares, reflecting your culinary craftsmanship.
Preserve the Oklahoma Nut Candy in an airtight container at room temperature. It should maintain its freshness for several weeks.