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Monday, July 16, 2012

Something I have always wanted to try to make.........

is Cherry Divinity.
However, I am out of corn syrup and I do not want to make the 60 mile round trip to go and get it today. So maybe this coming weekend................

I will give this a try. Especially since the weather is so hot and dry as it is.
I used to think the best time to make candy was in the winter on a cold and frozen day, however, I have been told that the best time to make candy is when the weather is hot and dry. This recipe sounds very simple to make and I think it would be pretty to give as gifts at Christmas time or on Valentines day because of it's pretty red and white color.
If I do make this, I will post an update.............
How about you??
Have any of you made this wonderful sweet temptation?
or have you made some other wonderful candy??
I would love to hear!

Cherry Divinity

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp.salt
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained

In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cook to hard-ball stage (260.F) stirring only till sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, beat egg whites till stiff peaks form. Gradually pour syrup over egg whites, beating at high speed on electric mixer. Add vanilla., beat till candy holds its shape, 4 to 5  minutes. Quickly stir in cherries, and drop from a teaspoon onto waxed paper Makes 40 pieces. Enjoy!