I get more requests for this candy than any other I make for the holidays. Not sure where I got the recipe because I have been making it so long. This recipe takes alot of stirring but worth every minute.
Combine sugar, butter, water, and vanilla in a medium sauce pan. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring constantly, to hard crack stage (300 degrees). Remove from heat and pour onto a greased cookie sheet. While hot, cover with chocolate chips. Spread when melted. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Break into pieces when cooled.