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Brown Sugar-Walnut Divinity

Yield 30 candies (serving size: 1 piece)
Chuck Williams recalls making this sweet treat with his grandmother. He had to whip the egg white by hand with a fork, and his grandmother made him perform this job on the outside step to avoid making a mess indoors. Brown sugar gives these candies a rich, caramel-like flavor. It's moister than granulated sugar, so the candies have a fluffy, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 55
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 16 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 3 minutes. Uncover; cook, without stirring, 10 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 244°.

  2. Place salt and egg white in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually pour hot sugar syrup into egg white mixture, beating at medium speed, then at high speed until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla; stir in nuts. Working quickly, drop mixture by teaspoonfuls on wax paper. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.