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Heavenly Divinity Yummmy


ingredients

2 1-2 cups sugar
1-3 cup light corn syrup
1-3 cup water
1-3 teaspoon salt
3 eggs whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 cup chopped pecans - optional - or 1-3 cup cherries - optional -

method

in a 3 quart saucepan combine sugar corn syrup water and salt
cook to hardball stage - 250 degrees - stirring only until sugar dissolves
meanwhile as temperature of syrup reaches 260 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 5-6 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

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