Sea Foam Candy
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- 1 3/4 c
- light brown sugar
- 3/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 1/4 c
- light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp
- egg whites
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1/2 c
- broken pecan pieces (optional)
- 1/2 c
1Butter sides of a heavy 2 quart saucepan. In the pan combine sugars, corn syrup, salt, and water
Cook, stirring constantly till sugars dissolve and mixture comes to boiling.
2Cook to hard ball stage ( 260 F ) without stirring.
Remove from heat.
Immediately beat egg whites till stiff peaks form.
3Pour hot syrup in a thin stram over beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed on an electric mixer.
4Continue beating till mixture forms soft peaks and begins to lose its gloss, about 10 minutes.
Stir in nuts.
5Let stand about 2 minutes; drop by rounded teaspoons onto waxed paper
6Dip into hot chocolate, if desired