|Josie cutting maraschino cherries in half.|
|The sugar, corn syrup, and hot water mixture|
coming to a boil directly over the firebox.
|The same mixture at a full boil.|
|Beating the egg whites was Josie's responsibility, too.|
|Beating the divinity candy.|
VERY QUICKLY, drop the candy by heaping teaspoons full onto the waxed paper you had spread out earlier. (Even with two of us doing this, the last pieces of divinity to be dropped looked considerably different than the first ones.) As soon as you are done dropping the candy, poke whatever you are going to dress up the candies with into the tops.
Let the candies dry for a while before handling them, then put them in whatever container you will store them in. These will become extremely soft and sticky if you leave them in an airtight container, so we always leave the lid of their tins slightly ajar in order to prevent that.
|Two tins of divinity candy.|
Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Cook until hard.
Beat until thick. Drop on waxed paper.