In heavy 2 qt. pan, stir together sugar, syrup, water and salt. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Cook to 260 degrees F (hard boil stage). Remove from heat. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Pour syrup mixture over egg whites, beating at high speed on mixer. Add vanilla, and beat 4-5 minutes or until candy holds shape. Quickly drop from teaspoon on waxed paper. Add walnut half to top, if desired. Makes approx. 40 pieces.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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