*Recipe from Grandma (Betty Hall)
3 cups sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1 cup milk
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 squares (3oz) unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Butter an 8-by-8-by-2 inch pan, or line it with waxed paper. In a bowl, mix together the sugar and dry gelatine.
2. In a 3 1/2 quart saucepan, mix sugar mixture with milk, corn syrup, unsweetened chocolate and butter.
3. Cook over medium heat and stirring frequently, to 238 degrees F on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage), or until a little in cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Remove from heat; pour into a large mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cool 25 minutes.
4. Beat with a wooden spoon until candy thickens. Stir in walnuts. Spread into prepared pan. Let cool completely. Remove from pan and cut into squares.