Preparation / Directions:
ds Salt 3 tb Butter or margarine 1 ts Vanilla 1/4 ts Rum flavoring Walnut halves Butter the sides of a heavy 3-qt saucepan. In this prepared saucepan, combine sugar, milk, light cream, corn syrup, coffee powder, and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, to soft-ball stage (236~), about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter or margarine, vanilla, and rum flavoring. Do not stir. Cool in saucepan to lukewarm (110~). Beat vigorously with wooden spoon till candy begins to hold its shape and lose its glossy appearance, about 10 minutes. Turn candy mixture into buttered 8x8x2" dish. With a small knife, score the surface in squares; top each square with a walnut half. Cover candy with clear plastic wrap; chill thoroughly. Cut through candy completely along scored lines to serve. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.