Okay Pixie, here's the recipe!
4 C. white sugar
1 C. white syrup
¾ C. water
Place above ingredients into large saucepan over low heat. Cook to 255 degrees. Pour over 3 stiffly beaten egg whites at a slow trickle. Stir constantly while syrup mixture is being poured in. (Best if done with 2 or more people). Once the syrup mixture is blended in with the egg whites, use an electric mixer to begin the stiffening process, adding vanilla during this process. (1 tsp. if pure vanilla extract, 2 tsp. if imitation). You may add food coloring at this stage, if desired. Once mixture is stiff enough to start to bog down mixer, switch back to large, very strong spoon. Continue stirring until shine is gone from mixture. You may add chopped nuts during this stage, if desired. Once the candy is set up, use a spoon to dip out small bite-sized amounts of candy onto foil or waxed paper to dry. Dip finger into water between scoops to push candy off spoon without too much stickiness to fingers.
I'll post more later. I have to work at the middle school cafeteria today and was invited to their Christmas party afterward at the Pickle Lounge (bowling alley).
Take care & I'll talk to you later.