Perfect Divinity

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Servings: 40
READY IN
35mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1⁄2 cup cherries (optional)
Directions
  • In a 2 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt.
  • Cook to hardball stage, (260 degrees), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
  • Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg white till stiff peaks form.
  • When syrup reaches 260 degrees, very gradually add the syrup to egg whites, beating at high speed with electric mixer.
  • Add vanilla and beat until candy holds its shape, 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped nuts or cherries, if desired.
  • Quickly drop candy from a teaspoon onto waxed paper, swirling the top of each piece.
  • Let cool.