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  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a 3 quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, to hard ball stage (260°).
Remove from heat.
Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
Pour hot sugar mixture in a very thin stream over egg whites while beating constantly at high speed of an electric mixer.
Add vanilla, and continue beating just until mixture holds its shape (3 to 4 minutes).
Stir in pecans.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper.
Let cool.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3358 Calories from Fat 787

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 94 g144.6%

Saturated Fat 8 g40.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 202.4 mg8.4%

Total Carbohydrates 650 g216.7%

Dietary Fiber 12.5 g49.9%

Sugars 551.4 g

Protein 18 g36.5%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 18.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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