Preparation / Directions:
Makes: 1 1/2 Pounds
1. In heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat sugar, corn syrup,
salt, and 1/2 cup water to boiling, stirring constantly until sugar
2. Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, stirring
frequently, until temperature reaches 300 degrees F. or hard-crack stage
(when small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into
hard and brittle threads), about 30 minutes.
3. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in margarine or butter, vanilla
extract, baking soda, and nuts. Immediately pour onto ungreased large
cookie sheet. With 2 forks, quickly lift and stretch nut mixture into
about 14" by 12" rectangle.
4. Cool brittle completely on cookie sheet on wire rack. With hands,
break brittle into small pieces. Store in tightly covered container.