- Cooking Time: 30
- Servings: 36+
- Preparation Time: 15
BackstoryA standard holiday candy.
- 2 2/3 cups white sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine corn syrup, sugar and water in a pot over low heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Once dissolved, cook the mixture (without stirring) to 260 degrees using a candy thermometer.
- In a bowl, beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks, continue beating while you add the hot sugar mixture. Make sure you are very careful and pour the mixture in a stream, the boiling sugar mixture can cause a lot of damage. Then add vanilla and beat until mixture holds its shape (it will lose some of its glossy sheen).
- Drop onto waxed paper, let sit for about 30 minutes and then turn the candy over. The candy should be firm within two hours, store in an airtight container.