- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups unblanched sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp baking soda
Bring the water to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Stir in the sugar and corn syrup until dissolved.
Cook to the hard-ball stage and add the almonds and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, to the hard-crack stage.
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and baking soda. Pour the mixture onto a well buttered slab or baking sheet and spread it out with a spatula, making it as thin as possible while it is still hot.
Cool to room temperature and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.