Have you all had this treat? If I have, I don’t recall it. But it seems like it’s a classic recipe that was popular, back in the 60’s. So, let’s relive a classic recipe and enjoy a non-baked treat.
- 2 ⅔ cups white sugar
- ⅔ cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup water
- 2 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-quart pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. (On humid days, use 1 tablespoon less water.) Cook, without stirring to 260 degrees on candy thermometer (or hard ball stage).
- Beat egg whites in 1-1/2-quart bowl until stiff peaks form. Continue to beat while pouring hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites. Add vanilla; beat until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull. (Mixture may become too stiff for electric mixer).
- Drop from buttered spoon onto waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature, turning candy over once, until outside of candy is firm–at least 12 hours. Store in airtight container.
Happy Eating, and Happy Holidays!