Microwave Divinity


4 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup water
Dash of salt
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a 2-quart glass casserole.
Microwave on HIGH for 19 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or to 260 degrees on
candy thermometer. Beat egg whites until very stiff. Pour hot syrup gradually over the egg whites, beating at high speed for about 12 minutes or until
thick and candy begins to lose gloss. Fold in vanilla and nuts. Drop by
spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

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