Chyrel's Recipes From Friends

California Pistachio Divinity

2 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 Egg whites
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2/3 cup Natural California pistachios, coarsely chopped

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in heavey 2-quart saucepan. Cook to 260 degrees (hard-ball stage); stir just until sugar dissolves. While sugar mixture cooks, beat egge whites until stiff peaks form. Beating at high speed on mixer, gradually pour sugar mixture over egg whites. Add vanilla and beat until candy looses its gloss and holds its shape. Quickly add nuts; mix well. Quickly spoon teaspoonsful onto greased waxed paper or spread in buttered 8-inch square pan and cut into squares.
Yield: 36 pieces

Recipe compliments of the California Pistachio Commission

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