Caramel Fudge Balls Stanna Dapper

Caramel Fudge Stanna Dapper

1 cup walnuts
¼ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Chop ½ cup walnuts to medium-size pieces.  Chop remaining walnuts into fine pieces for coating fudge balls.  Melt butter in heavy 2 quart saucepan.  Add sugar, salt and sour cream.  Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Cover:  boil slowly 5 minutes.
Uncover:  Cook rapidly without stirring to 236  (soft ball stage)  Remove from heat;  cool to lukewarm.  Add vanilla:  beat until mixture is creamy and begins to hold its shape.  Stir in medium-size walnut pieces.  Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto waxed paper.  Quickly shape into balls.  Roll in finely chopped walnuts.  Let stand until firm.  Makes 24 balls.  Delicious as is or could be dipped in chocolate.