Divinity (Kathi Hill)
4 c. granulated sugar; 1 c. light corn syrup; 1 c. water; t. salt; 3 egg whites; 1 c. walnuts, chopped; 1 t. vanilla; food coloring. Combine: sugar, corn syrup, water & salt in heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continue cooking to soft ball stage. Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff, then pour c. syrup over whites, beating fast all of the time. Continue to cook remaining syrup, leaving egg whites continuing to beat at same time, until mixture reaches light crack stage. Pour the remaining syrup over egg white mixture, beating all the while. Continue beating until candy begins to take shape. Stir in vanilla. Drop onto waxed paper.