Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe when I decided to make Christmas candy and my stove didn't work. I don't have a candy thermometer, and it still worked for me. It was very tasty. I found it in a cookbook, but I don't remember which one.


  1. Combine and cook sugar, syrup and water; microwave 8 minutes on High or until clear. Stir, cook 8-10 minutes more or until firm ball stage (260 degrees). Beat eggs and salt in a medium bowl until firm peaks are formed. Pour syrup over the whites and beat with a mixer until it loses its shine. It will be thick like marshmallow cream. Add nuts, drop by spoonful onto wax paper. You can also top the drops with a whole pecan if you prefer to mixing in the nuts.