Makes: about 3 1/2 pounds. Prep:15 minutes. Cook: 30 to 45 minutes.
1. With cooking spray, coat 2 baking sheets. In heavy, large saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup and water. Cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Add butter; stir until butter is melted.
2. Insert candy thermometer into sugar mixture. Over medium heat, cook, without stirring, 30 to 45 minutes or until mixture registers 305 degrees F on candy thermometer.
3. Gradually stir in nuts and pumpkin seeds, keeping mixture from boiling. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Sprinkle baking soda over top; beat vigorously 15 seconds, being careful not to splatter the mixture.
4. Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheets; spread out evenly with metal spatula. Let cool. Break into large pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 weeks.