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Vintage Christmas Candy
Mom's Homemade Divinity by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt in a large heavy pan. Bring this mixture to a boil and continue boiling until it reaches a "hard ball stage" (265 degrees). Now, beat the egg whites until stiff, slowly pour the hot syrup above over the egg whites beating with a high speed on your mixer. Add vanilla, and continue to beat for 4-5 minutes or until the candy starts to take shape. Fold in nuts and cherries. Quickly drop teaspoon size pieces of the candy onto a buttered cookie sheet.