Walnut Divinity

Recipe by Gingerbear
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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 pound
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter an 8-inch square glass-baking dish.
  • Heat sugar, corn syrup, water and salt over low heat in a heavy 2-quart saucepan until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  • Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Boil, without stirring, until syrup reaches 265° (hard-ball stage) on a candy thermometer.
  • Just before syrup reaches 265°, beat egg whites in a medium bowl of an electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form.
  • In a very slow steady stream, beat syrup into whites.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Continue beating about 6 minutes, or until mixture loses it's gloss.
  • Fold in nuts with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour candy into baking dish and spread evenly with a rubber spatula.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • Cut candy into 1-inch squares.
  • (The divinity can be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.).
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