Microwave Divinity 2


2 1/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1/2 cup chopped candied cherries (optional)


Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in a 2 quart casserole. Cover
loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 5 to 6 minutes or until boiling. Uncover and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes, or until hard ball stage is reached. Meanwhile beat egg whites stiff. Slowly pour the hot syrup over the egg whites, at the same time beating at high speed of mixer. Add vanilla and continue to beat 4 to 5 minutes or until candy holds its shape. Fold in nuts and cherries (if desired). Quickly drop candy by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. A few drops of food coloring may be added initially to the sugar, water, syrup mixture if desired.

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