3 cups sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup
¾ cup water
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 (3 oz) pkg. strawberry Jell-O
½ cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat and cook to hardball stage (252), stirring occasionally.
Combine beaten egg whites and gelatin; beat until mixture forms peaks.
Pour hot syrup in think stream into egg whites, beating until candy loses gloss and holds shape.
Fold in coconut and nuts. Put into greased 9-inch square pan. (Top with rows of chopped pecans or walnuts and coconut if desired.)
Makes 5 dozen pieces.
Can use any flavor of Jell-O, but cherry is good, too.