Sea Foam Fudge

This is an old recipe that I first heard of from my mother's ex-boyfriend. He loved the candy. My mother and I had never heard of it, so we asked his mother. It turns out she got it from her great grandmother, and it's even turned up in the White House Cookbook. It doesn't sound like a holiday treat, but that's when these tasty fudge drops get made. Here's my version of Sea Foam Fudge.

  • 3 C Sugar
  • 1 C Water
  • 1 T Vinegar

Mix in a Saucepan and boil to 238 degrees (or whatever temp soft ball is on your candy thermometer) , make sure it boils at this temperature for a little bit
2 Egg Whites stiffly beaten *note, I use grade A large

Add syrup to egg whites, beating continuously until mixture stiffens. Add 1 tsp Vanilla and 1/2 C to 1 C Chopped Nuts (I prefer cashews, but any will do…use Salt Free)on a lower speed on mixer. Continue beating until mix turns creamy and stiff. Turn into buttered (do not use oil or grease, it kills the stuff) or onto waxed paper in spoonfuls. The Waxed paper method is MUCH MUCH easier. This will make enough to fit into a medium sized cookie tin.

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Comments

  1. Patricia Chaffins says:

    My mom use to make this without the nuts and boy oh boy did we love it as children!!

    • Leah Simons says:

      So it’s not really fudge, it’s a candy? For some reason the word fudge makes me think of chocolate.

  2. I’ve not seen this recipe in YEARS. Perfect thing to make Christmas Eve…and have a friend that would like me to send him some.

  3. My mother made this or something like this recipe each Christmas and it was most loved above all other cookies or candies. There was never enough for us, maybe because there were 10 of us kids competing for it. It was hard to make as I remember because of the exacting temperature and timing.

  4. JL STERNS says:

    Shoot…My Grandmother made this holiday candy every year, BUT never used a thermometer. When it spins a web as U drip some off the spoon it is ready 2 whip into the egg whites..

  5. Sharon Franklin says:

    This is a vanilla fudge? Or did I miss the chocolate part??

  6. My mom made these every Christmas. In the South, these candies were called divinity. Sometimes she would add a few drops of red or green food coloring for the holidays. It is important to make these on a day when the humidity is low, otherwise they may not set up right and be sticky. Merry Christmas