This recipe is a Christmas tradition. My great-grandmother Stanton would send a batch from Michigan every Christmas with our presents. I have acquired the recipe and now I make it every Christmas. I made this last Wednesday and of course it was raining. So, it stuck to the pan. I would advise doing it on a sunny day. I hope you will enjoy my favorite Christmas tradition.
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups finely chopped walnuts (or pecans)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 candy thermometer
Combine sugar, salt, water and butter; heat to boiling (light-crack stage (285 )). After it is at light-crack stage, take off of stove and pour onto well greased cookie sheet. Cool in fridge. Melt chocolate on stove. Once the candy has cooled, pour half of the chocolate mixture on top of candy. Sprinkle with 1/2 of walnuts. Cool again. Turn and spread remaining chocolate and walnuts. Cool once again. Break into pieces and enjoy!