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Never-Fail Divinity Candy Recipe

Jack Pullern, Long Beach, California, sends a recipe with this note from Cooks Recipes: “A yummy, meringue-like confection, like a candy kiss from heaven!”

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Never-Fail Divinity Candy Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

In 3-quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove cover and cook, stirring occasionally, to hard ball stage (260°F/125°C), or until a small amount of mixture is dropped into cold water and forms a ball that holds its shape but is pliable.

Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually pour hot syrup in small stream into egg whites, while continuing to beat. Add vanilla and continue beating until mixture holds its shape when dropped from spoon. Fold in nuts, if using.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper, or pour into a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan lined with lightly buttered wax paper or aluminum foil. Cool. Invert pan and peel off wax paper. Cut into squares. Yields about 2 pounds candy.

Published on Jun 27, 2012

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