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Winter Wonderland Snow Balls Recipe

Recipe: Winter Wonderland Snow Balls Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary

Ingredients:

2 2/3 C sugar
2/3 C light corn syrup
1/2 C water
2 egg whites
1 t vanilla extract
2/3 C nuts, chopped

Instructions:

  • Place the sugar into a medium heavy saucepan.
  • Add the corn syrup and water.
  • Place the pan over low heat and stirring continuously cook the mixture until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved allow the mixture to cook until the candy thermometer reaches 260 degree, being sure not to stir.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Place the egg whites into a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixture until soft peaks begin to from when the beaters are lifted up.
  • Continue beating the mixture as you pour the hot syrup in a steady stream into the egg whites. 
  • When all the syrup mixture has been added pour in the vanilla extract and continue beating until the mixture holds uniform shape.
  • Fold in the nuts with a rubber spatula.
  • Place wax paper on a large cookie sheet being sure to cover it completely.
  • Butter the end of a wooden spoon.
  • Drop the mixture with the wooden spoon onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Allow the candy to cool before placing in a sealed container.

Serving Size:  4 dozen

This mixture can become very stiff once you add the hot syrup to the egg whites.  If this occurs use a large spoon or your hands to continue mixing in the ingredients.  By buttering a wooden spoon you should have no trouble removing the candy mixture onto the wax paper to cool. 

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