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Recipe by Georgia Bishop, Upper Arlington, Ohio
First place, Candies (Divinity), 2017

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Yield: 30


  • 2 ½ c sugar
  • ½ c light corn syrup
  • ½ c water
  • ¼ t salt
  • ½ c chopped pecans


  • In a 2 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt
  • Cook to hardball stage (260 degrees) stirring only until sugar dissolves
  • Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg whites until 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, 4-5 minutes
  • Gently stir in the chopped nuts
  • Quickly drop candy from a teaspoon onto waxed paper, swirling the top of each piece
  • Let cool
  • Store in airtight container
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