Aunt Bill's Brown Candy Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 3)
Reviewed: Nov. 1, 2007
I love this recipe, my grandma made them every Christmas when I was a kid, now I make them with my kids. Grandma always made them by hersef without a problem, but I like to have another person help me. These are firmer and have a different texture than caramel.
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Reviewed: Oct. 30, 2007
We made this every year for Christmas and gave it to neighbors along with fudge and divinity (no cookies in our house!) I too, thought Aunt Bill was a relative. My mom got it from her mother-in-law in the 40's, so I imagine this recipe is quite old. I've tasted something similar in Texas-it was a Mexican candy-but wasn't as rich as the Brown Candy. And when we made it growing up- we cracked the pecans by hand-saving the perfect halves for the divinity and the pieces for the brown candy and the fudge.
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Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2006
I have had this same recipe for years and everyone loves it. To the person who prefers "caramel," it does taste similar, but it does not have the consistency of caramel and is much richer and tastier if made correctly. It is a "two-person" candy, with the "pourer" being the stronger of the two. It is well worth the effort. You should try it at least once! You'll love it.
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Reviewed: Nov. 12, 2006
This has been a traditional Christmas candy in our family for several generations. Our recipe is slightly different, but old enough that the sugar is measured in pints, etc. Still, the recipe is essentially the same. Whenever we take this candy to work or to a party we are constantly requested to share the recipe. It is ALWAYS as hit!
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Living In: Great Bend, Kansas, USA

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Reviewed: Oct. 20, 2006
Waste of time. The recipe came out as inteneded no problems there but what your essential making is caramels. And the caramel isn't very good. I've made much better and easier ones from this site by using recipes that say "caramels". The flavor of these is very amatuer. No one liked them. I though I was making some other type of candy. If I wanted caramels I would use the recipe on this site "Caramels" submitted by Barbara.
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Reviewed: Nov. 6, 2002
My mom gave me this recipe last Christmas. I made two batches of the stuff. It's well worth the effort. I honestly thought Aunt Bill was a relative somewhere down the road. I assumed that was how my mom got the recipe. She said this was a favorite candy of hers many years ago. I highly recommend this recipe.
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Reviewed: Dec. 22, 2001
This is an old family favorite. It is rich, but less rich than fudge. It makes a nice complement to all the fudge that gets handed during the holidays. I am curious to hear who was Aunt Bill?
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