This is really sweet and rich, but I can remember Grandma Davies making it.
2 c brown sugar
2 c white sugar
2 T corn syrup
2 c milk or milk and cream mixed
2 tsp almond extract
1 c chopped nuts
Mix first four ingredients in pan over low heat and stir until dissolved; cook to soft ball stage. Pour onto a platter: add 2 T butter to it. cool.
Beat as your would for fondant; pour into a greased 9 x 9-inch pan. Cool; cut into squares before it sets up.