Old Fashioned Divinity Candy
  1. Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Place candy thermometer on side of pan.
  3. Once dissolved, allow mixture to cook undisturbed until mixture reaches 250 degrees.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Sugar and water mixture should come to a boil until temperature is reached.
  6. Once temperature is reached, pour slowly into beaten egg whites and add vanilla.
  7. Beat until the mixture thickens and can be spooned onto buttered parchment paper and mixture will hold shape.
  8. Top with pecan, if desired.
  9. Allow divinity to cool before removing from parchment paper.