Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Sea Foam Candy

Sea Foam Candy

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
20 minutes
4 1/2 dozen
Contains nuts, Dairy‑free, Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks


2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven 300 degrees F.

  2. Butter cookie pans, set aside.

  3. In a buttered heavy 2-quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup of water.

  4. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boiling.

  5. Cook over medium heat to 260 F (hard ball stage), without stirring.

  6. Remove from heat.

  7. In a large mixer bowl beat egg whites with electric mixer to stiff peaks.

  8. Gradually pour the hot syrup in a thin stream over the beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed for 6 minutes. Add vanilla; beat 10 minutes more or till mixture forms a soft peaks and begins to lose its gloss.

  9. Stir in nuts. Let stand 2 minutes.

  10. Drop by level teaspoons onto a buttered baking sheet.

  11. Bake for 20 minutes.


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