Yields 12


1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Pour the condensed milk into a plastic, microwave safe bowl or container
  2. Add in the sugar and the butter; do not stir
  3. Place bowl into the microwave for 3 mins
  4. Take it out and stir for 45 seconds.
  5. Place the bowl back into the microwave for 2 mins and 30 seconds.
  6. Take it out and stir for another 45 seconds.
  7. Place it into the microwave again for 2 mins*
  8. Remove the bowl and stir until the mixture stops bubbling; about 15-20 seconds
  9. Add in the vanilla extract and pecans
  10. Stir until the mixture thickens a little more and becomes harder to stir; about 45 seconds-1 min
  11. Using a tablespoon, scoop out spoonfuls onto waxed paper
  12. Allow 20 mins to cool and set.
  13. Enjoy!


*Microwave watts differ. At this point, the mixture should be slightly darker and thicker. If not, place it back into microwave for 30 secs at a time until it reaches this point. See tutorial above for example.

Source ; coopcancook.com