Nana’s Christmas Fondant Candy

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This is a very easy recipe that will make some very elegant treats.


  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix sugar, water, salt and cream of tartar.
  2. Place on heat, but don’t stir.
  3. Boil till mixture will spin a thread, or 238° on your candy thermometer.
  4. Remove from heat and keep testing with your finger to see when it is cool.
  5. Then add vanilla and beat until creamy.
  6. Make into little balls and then press down with a spoon.
  7. Put a walnut meat or a pecan on the top. Also delicious used to stuff dates.