Angel Candy Recipes
Dietary Candy Recipe
Angel Candy uses sugar, dark corn syrup, vinegar and baking soda to create a tasty candy with no chocolate coating.
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
In large heavy pot, combine sugar, syrup and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 7 minutes.
Next cook - stirring constantly - 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture reaches 300-degrees when tested with a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
Quickly stir in baking soda and mix well. Pour into buttered 12-by-15-inch pan.
Important: Do not spread. Mixture will spread itself.
Cool completely then break into chunks.
Yield: 1 pound
Variation: Strawberry Angel Candy
A strawberry twist on the traditional delight we call angel food candy.
1 16-ounce one-step angel food cake mix.
1/2 cup of sugar-free strawberry soda
2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix sugar, syrup and vinegar in 3-quart saucepan. Cook to hard crack stage (300-degrees). Remove from heat and add baking soda. Beat baking soda into sugar mixture quickly and vigorously. Mixture will almost triple in volume. Immediately pour into greased 13-by-9-2-inch pan. Cool completely. When cool, invert on tray and spread with melted chocolate. Let chocolate cool completely then break into chunks. Recipe makes about one pound.
Grandma's Divinity Candy Recipe
"Two and one-half cups granulated sugar. One-half cup corn syrup. One-half cup cold water. Whites of two eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Boil the first three ingredients until a little dropped into cold water can be formed into a firm ball. When done pour over the eggs and beat until stiff then add one cup of walnut meats. Spread in a buttered pan and cutinto squares.