Christmas Cheer Candy recipe

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3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup white Karo syrup
1 1/2 cups light cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 pound candied mixed fruits
1/2 pound English walnuts
1/2 pound Brazil nuts
1/2 pound pecans

Bring sugar, syrup and cream to a boil in a heavy boiler. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a soft ball in cold water. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Beat until mixture begins to thicken or is very light in color. Add fruit and nuts. Stir. Pour into buttered pan. Cool and cut into small squares.

This candy keeps well and the flavor improves with age.