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Sea Foam Candy Recipe

Sea Foam Candy

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"A beige, delicately flavored, smooth and creamy candy."

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Original recipe makes 50 pieces Change Servings


  1. Combine light brown and white sugars, water, corn syrup, and salt in a heavy 2 quart saucepan. Cook covered until mixture boils rapidly. Remove lid, place candy thermometer in pan, and cook without stirring to 260 degrees F (127 degrees C). Remove from heat.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff. Pour hot syrup in thin stream over egg whites, beating constantly with electric mixer on high speed. Add vanilla and pecan flavoring.
  3. Continue beating until soft peaks form and candy starts to lose its gloss. Stir in pecans and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. When candy has set, store in airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2003

Sea Foam candy is one of the best cany recipies I've ever tasted befor and the kids loved it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 25, 2006

This was sweet but it tasted more like divinity to me than seafoam.


12 Ratings

Dec 25, 2003

Great texture and taste.

Jul 27, 2009

A welcome change from the finicky egg-white version. Too much or too little corn syrup will alter the result. Always make sure your measuring vessel is clean and dry; fat will sack ya. I pour the candy on to a silpat mat. No sticking. Can also top with room temperature chocolate chips if you don't want to go through the hassle of dipping.

Aug 30, 2011

I just want to say thanks SO much! I've been searching for this long lost treasure in my mum's old 'recipe box' (consisting of hundreds of loose paper bits and pieces!) My mum used to make this treat for us as kids almost every Sunday afternoon. She passed away many years ago, so I'd love to rekindle the old tradition with my sisters and the growing family!

Dec 21, 2010

This is the first "sea foam" candy recipe that I haven't burned BUT I don't really consider it a true sea foam. Its really more like divinity. I was a little disappointed because I wanted to make it for a gift for my sister in law, but this is NOT the sea foam candy that she loves so much. Thanks for sharing. Great recipe if you want something more like divinity.

Dec 09, 2010

a little hard to get it to 260 on my flat top stove because of heating element turning on and off but turned out great. Make sure you have a stand mixer very helpful.

Dec 22, 2004

YUM! They are soooooo sugary, and I can only eat one or two, but they are soooo good. :) Yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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