I came home with a truckload of mixed nuts
from work one day so took to our daughters. I took them especially to try and duplicate a recipe someone made on TV that I'd recently seen and looked 'easy' enough. I remembered there being = parts water/sugar. I put 1 cup of each in a saucepan and cooked away. I got the stuff to the amber color and it was quite thick too. (my caution here is don't take it that thick, syrupy is better as it sets up waaay fast!) I got up all my nerve, put the nuts in a big bowl, dumped the sugar mix on top and stirred quickly as it hardens up fast. dumped that quickly on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and spread, again, quickly to one layer. when they were a bit cool to the touch, I moved them around so they wouldn't become one solid mass of sweetnutshire
. it worked, they were wonderful, very crunchy and the coating was perfect.