Posted November 29, 2005 08:04 AM


1 1/2 c. sugar
few drops of green food coloring (if desired)
1/2 c. dark corn syrup
1 stiff-beaten egg white
1/4 c. hot water
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. white vinegar
1/2 c. broken nuts
1/4 t. maple flavoring(if desired)

Combine sugar, cory syrup, water and food coloring.Cover; place
over moderate het; heat to boiling. Remove cover after 5 minutes.
Cook to very-hard-ball stage (260 deg.) remove from heat.
Cool slightly.
Add gradually to stiff-beaten eggwhite, beating constantly until
very stiff. Let cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in flavoring and nuts.
Drop from buttered teaspoon onto buttered cookie sheet.
Makes about 30 pieces