Sea Foam Candy
We set out to create a confection as light and airy as the ocean foam for which it is named.
Why This Recipe Works
Sea Foam Candy recipes are a classic Southern confection of a bygone era. These sweetened meringue candies are flavored with brown sugar, pecans, and vanilla—and can be achingly sweet. We found a candy thermometer essential to the remaking of this recipe. Roughly equal parts of white and brown sugar provided our Sea Foam Candy recipe with the most even sweetness and richest flavor. For the richest nut flavor, we toasted the pecans before folding them into the sugar and egg mixture. And finally, a splash of white vinegar cut the sugar’s sweetness and sharpened the Sea Foam Candy’s flavor.
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