Everyday Meals

Divinity

Ingredients

  • 2 ⅔ cups white sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup chopped walnuts(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-quart pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. (On humid days, use 1 tablespoon less water.) Cook, without stirring, to 260 degrees on candy thermometer (or hard ball stage).

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  • Step 2

    Beat egg whites in 1-1/2-quart bowl until stiff peaks form. Continue to beat while pouring hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites. Add vanilla; beat until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull. (Mixture may become too stiff for electric mixer). Fold in nuts (if you choose).

  • Step 3

    Drop from buttered spoon onto waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature, turning candy over once, until outside of candy is firm–at least 12 hours. Store in airtight container.

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