Perfect Divinity Recipe - (2024)


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"This delicious recipe came from my sis in law and turns out perfectly every time and is soo easy to make! I get many requests for this recipe."


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  • 2 12 cups sugar
  • 12 cup light corn syrup
  • 12 cup water
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1/2 cup cherries (optional)



  • In a 2 quart saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt.
  • Cook to hardball stage, (260 degrees), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
  • Meanwhile, as temperature of syrup reaches 250 degrees, beat egg white till stiff peaks form.
  • When syrup reaches 260 degrees, very gradually add the syrup to egg whites, beating at high speed with electric mixer.
  • Add vanilla and beat until candy holds its shape, 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped nuts or cherries, if desired.
  • Quickly drop candy from a teaspoon onto waxed paper, swirling the top of each piece.
  • Let cool.

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  1. How long can you keep it and can you use marachino cherries


  2. So I’ve attempted to make divinity so many times and can not get it right! The first few times it was to soft and would be like a dollar pancake when I was done spooning it out on the wax paper. Now I’ve made it 4 times and it seems fine until I spoon it out then it’s rock hard. So I thought I was mixing it to long so I’ve backed off and it’s still to hard. I don’t understand why people say to whip it until no more gloss...I feel like I whip it to long still waiting on the gloss to go away and then it’s to hard. The only time the gloss goes away is after I’ve already whipped it to long. I’ve whipped for 3-4 mins and that’s not long enough I whip for 4-5 mins and it’s rock hard. The taste is always good but the texture is too hard. Someone please help me!?!?


  3. Posted under reviews, just finished this recipe, looks too shiny. Will it cool firm, or do I have to start over?


  4. Every time I make this it comes out way too thin. Is there an adjustment to the recipe to compensate for this? I use the exact measurements, and tried increasing temp to 265° and that did not help. I have a stand mixer, dribble slowly. I made 2 batches tonight and both are way too thin.


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  1. Very good! Turns out everytime! Just a hint to make spooning it easier. Have a cup of cold water ready and dip your metal spoon in it when scooping it. Slides right off. (My Grandma taught me this)

    Sweet Desire

  2. I love Divinity! My granny and I make it every Christmas and instead of stirring in the nuts we place a singel pecan on each one which makes it very pretty! This recipe is a good one!! I have one small change though, I decreased the sugar to 2 cups because my first batch was very stiff. My second batch was perfect! Like little pillows of goodness! My granny also says never to make it on a rainy day, too much humidity!

  3. Yummy! Just like my Auntie used to make. I used my Kitchen Aid and only needed to beat it at the 8 speed for about 3 minutes. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly.


  4. Just want to say to people who think you can't make divinity when it is humid, you can. When it's raining outside just reduce the amount of water in the recipe by about a tablespoon. Also, I remember from childhood, just spreading it out in a sheet pan and slicing it into squares. Doesn't look as pretty but is much easier and tastes just as good.


  5. This is my first experience with divinity, and it turned out spectacular! I love the tip another reader gave; beat until the mixture is no longer glossy. The other great tip is dip your metal spoon in cold water if it's getting to sticky to drop easily.


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  1. Please tell novices that they need to mix until no longer glossy. I almost doubled the recommended time, but this batch turned out great. Also, the tip about the wet spoon is good one.

    Amy M.

  2. I omitted 1/2 cup of sugar and used peppermint oil instead of vanilla.


  3. My daughter and I made this recipe for divinity today and it turned out great! I switched beaters from my whipping beater to the regular beater after the egg whites were beaten before gradually adding the syrup. I had a sink full of hot soapy water waiting for the pan, mixing bowl and untensils and clean up was a breeze too! It is truly perfect divinty and I am very pleased.




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