5 c Sugar
1 c Light corn syrup
1 c Water
2 Egg whites at 70~ to 75~
2 c Coarsely chopped nuts;
-(walnuts or pecans)
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1/2 c Dried candied cherries;
Combine sugar, syrup and water in 3 quart pan. Bring to boil on high,
stirring constantly. Lower heat to medium and continue boiling to 238
degrees or until small amount forms soft ball in water. Place egg whites in
large mixing bowl and beat until foamy. Add salt. Beat until stiff enough
to stand in peaks. Slowly pour syrup into egg whites. Continue to beat
until mixture holds its shape. Fold in nuts and vanilla and beat by hand
until mixture begins to lose its gloss. Quickly drop mounds on wax paper.
Makes 85 to 100 pieces.