Divinity Candy Recipe

      48 Servings


  • 2 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1-2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract, or Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans


  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and the water. Cook and stir constantly until boiling.
  2. Clip the candy thermometer to the pan and without stirring over medium heat, bring the temperature up to 260°F (hard ball stage). This will take approximately ten minutes.
  3. When the candy is nearly to the hard ball stage, begin the next step. In a large mixing bowl, attached to an electric freestanding mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gradually, in a slow steady stream, pour in the hot mixture, beating on high the entire time. This should take about 3 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add in your Vanilla extract (or almond).
  5. Continue to beat on high speed for approximately 6-10 minutes, until the candy starts to lose its glossy finish. When the beaters are lifted, the mixture should mound on itself, and not flatten. You can test it by dropping a spoonful onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. If it stays mounded, the mixture has been beaten sufficiently. If it begins to flatten, continue beating and check again after a minute or so.
  6. Once it’s properly beaten, fold in chopped pecans and spoon (I use a heaping tablespoon) onto your parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  7. Allow about an hour or two to set. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. ENJOY

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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 3-4 dozen candies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 155 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 candy
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 6
Calories 58

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 2mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.