2 pounds light brown sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
3/4 cup chopped candied cherries
Mix sugar, milk, butter and salt in a 6-quart saucepan.
Cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. Cook without stirring until a small amount of mixture forms a soft ball in cold water or reaches 238 degrees F.
Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Add remaining ingredients.
Beat until thick.
Pour into a buttered 9-inch square pan.
When firm, cut into squares.
Makes 3 pounds.