4 c. Sugar
1 c. Light corn syrup
3/4 c. Water
Dash of salt
3 egg whites
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 c. Chopped pecans (optional)

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a 2-quart glass casserole. Microwave on HIGH for 19 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

Beat egg whites until very stiff. Pour hot syrup gradually over the egg whites, beating at high speed for about 12 minutes or until thick and candy begins to lose gloss. Fold in vanilla and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.