Recipes Recipe List: “December 1, DIVINITY





3 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup water
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high and cook, not stirring, until mixture spins a thread, 230-234 degrees on a candy thermometer. While mixture cooks, beat egg whites with salt until peaks form. Pour hot syrup in a thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly. Beat until candy loses its gloss and holds its shape, 3-4 minutes. Fold in pecans and vanilla. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Makes about 36 pieces. (NOTE: If desired, stir in 1-2 drops red food coloring and/or top each piece with a candied cherry.)
—Shirley Weeks, Lamar County