Grandma Christmas Divinity

  • 1/33 cup water
  • 2 C white Sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans or nuts of your choice chopped

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in a glass casserole dish.  Cover with saran wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and take off saran wrap. Stir well and return to microwave uncovered.  Cook on high for another 4 to 5 minutes until reaches hard ball stage when a little is dropped in cold water.  Remove and cool about 4 minutes.  Beat egg whites until stiff with mixer. Pour sugar mixture over egg whites beating constantly with mixer until mixture starts to lose its gloss and holds together.  About 4 or 5 minutes.  Stir in vanilla and nuts.  Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper.  Makes about 25 pieces depending on size you make them

other types :

Cherry : 1 (12 oz.) jar of maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (about ½ to ¾ cup)

Peppermint: 3/4 cup finely chopped hard peppermint candies or candy canes, divided

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