This is old fashioned brittle, add any nut you want.

Use a heavy bottom pan.
Add 2 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup-white
1/2 t. salt
1 cup water
The only time you stir is when you add to pan. 
Cook on Medium high heat, after it is boiling do not stir.
Boil for 15-20 minutes until it gets an amber color-you will just start to smell like it is beginning to scald. 
I will usually pick up pan a swirl a couple of times to see the color on the bottom of the pan. Carefully!
The next step is quick.......... have everything measured out and prepared.
The nuts, any kind, I really like cashews with this and it seems to be the most requested by friends and family.
I use about 1-1/2 cup of nuts. I break them up a bit.
2T. of butter(do not use margarine)
1/2t. of baking soda
1T of vanilla bean paste.
Also have a pan prepped to pour the hot mixture onto it.  I use a cookie sheet with high edges, and one of those silicone baking sheets-spray with non stick to prepare.   (you can use tin foil but make sure to spray really well)
Find a good heat resistant rubber spacala and spray with the non stick too, you will need this to spread out the brittle after you pour onto the pan.
Meanwhile, you can see the bubbles appear heavier and more condensed.  This is good, DON'T walk away from the pan at this point.  The color appears the last 1-3 minutes of the boil.  See how dense the bubble are, this is why I swirl it a little.
I would loved to have a picture of all the ingredients being stirred but it happens in about 20 seconds before it begins to stiffen.  All the items that you have prepared are stirred in quick and spread on the pan. 
Let sit for 15-30 minutes and break into pieces and enjoy.

As you can see this batch was Cashew Brittle.

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    December 2012