Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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candy, desserts

Easy Karo Candy

Family Weekly Dec 11, 1966 (Karo syrup ad)
Mom's Black Book

Servings: 40


  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pound sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Stir margarine, corn syrup and half the sugar in 3-qt saucepan over low heat until bubbly. Quickly stir in remaining sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat, stir until mixture just holds shape. Pour in greased pan. Cool until candy is luke-warm. Knead until smooth.


Bon Bons: Form East Karo Candy around nuts. Roll in colored sugar or sprinkles.

Mint Patties: Flavor Easy Karo Candy with peppermint or wintergreen. Color with red or green vegetable coloring. Form into patties.

Filled Fruit or Nuts: Fill pitted prunes, apricots, or dates with Easy Karo Candy. Roll in sugar. Or place between nut halves.

Peppermint Popcorn Tree. Make these simple changes to the Easy Karo Candy recipe: Replace margarine with 2 tablespoons water and increase Karo to 1 cup. Remove from heat; stir in 32 large marshmallows, 1 teaspoon peppermint flavoring. Toss with 14 cups popped corn.Press into pan (13x9x2-inch)lined with greased aluminum foil. Cool until set (about 15 minutes); remove from pan. Cut into pieces, two each: 5x5", 4x4", 2x2", and three 3x3". Stack with largest on bottom, alternating corners over sides. Decorate with candies and candles.


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