Dreaming of a white Christmas? Make this vanilla flavored fudge with pecans to bring a little of the white stuff inside.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 cups white sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons water, divided
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans
In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon water. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Stir in egg whites.
In a separate saucepan combine remaining 2 cups sugar, corn syrup and 1 tablespoon water; heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. Stir this mixture into the other pan with sugar.
To the sugar mixture add nuts. Pour into a 9 x 9 inch dish and chill until firm. Cut into 1 inch squares.