Christmas Divinity

This recipe really does best if you have TWO coooks working together!!

Ingredients:

4 cups granulated sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup of water

1/4 tsp salt

3 egg whites (room temperature)

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 tsp vanilla

red food coloring

Directions:

Combine; sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking until forms a soft ball when tested in bowl of ice cold water. Meantime, beat egg whites until stiff. Pour in half of the syrup over whites, beating fast.

Continue to cook remaining syrup while beating egg whites, until syrup reaches the light crack stage when dropped in cold water (This happens suddenly!  You know the syrup is done when it floats on the water.) When this happens pour the remaining syrup over the egg white mixture, beating all the while. Continue beating until candy begins to hold its shape. Stir in vanilla and nuts(optional) and drops of food coloring until you reach the color you like.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Makes 50-60 pieces of divinity. This is another great shipping treat for your family and friends near and far from home!

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