20 minutes active; 2+ hours inactive to prepare serves 10
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped
Non-stick spray, as needed
Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with non-stick spray, then line pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
Combine butter and brown sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. 2-3 minutes.
Pour in evaporated milk and bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes, or until cooled to the touch.
Stir in vanilla extract and salt until combined, then, working in batches, beat in powdered sugar.
Once sugar is incorporated, fold in chopped nuts, then transfer mixture to greased and lined loaf dish.
Refrigerate, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until set, then slice, serve and enjoy.