2 c sugar
1 c light corn syrup
1 c water
3 c unsalted dry roasted mixed nuts
2 T butter or margarine
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
Mix sugar, syrup and water in a large heavy saucepan. Cover and heat to boiling.
Uncover and cook rapidly to 236° on candy thermometer. (Soft ball stage)
Stir in nuts slowly, keeping mixture bubbling. Cook rapidly,
stirring constantly, to hard ball stage. (280°)
Stir in butter continue cooking to 300° (A teaspoon of syrup
dropped in cold water will separate into hard and brittle threads).
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla: sprinkle soda over top
quickly, then stir vigorously about 15 seconds or until mixture is puffy.
Pour at once into greased baking pan 15x10x1"
Break into bite size pieces.
Store in a container that has a tight fitting lid.