When you think of divinity, maybe you think back to your grandma’s kitchen at Christmastime, sitting at the kitchen table and laughing with family while she makes the pillowy candy. You might remember it sticking to your fingers as you take the first bite. Or maybe you’ve never had it before, but want to try it out and even make a new tradition of your own!
This recipe can be tricky to get right, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t turn out like you hoped after the first go – it’s just an excuse to make more candy! We heated this on one of our gas cooktops in our showroom and then beat with a hand mixer, but you can use a stand mixer too (and it might even be a lot easier, so try it out).
Divinity Christmas candy is a holiday classic, so don’t be afraid to give it a whirl and then come back and leave a comment letting us know how it went! You might just be making it for many years to come, and turning it into a brand new family tradition!
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup light corn syrup
• 1/2 cup hot water
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 2 egg whites
• 1 tsp. vanilla
•1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to boiling. Using a candy thermometer, cook to hard ball stage (250 degrees) without stirring. Remove from heat.
2. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff. Pour hot syrup slowly over beaten whites, beating constantly at hight speed on mixer about 5 minutes. Add vanilla & beat until mixture forms soft peaks and begins to lose its gloss. Add chopped nuts if you wish.
3. Drop divinity from teaspoon onto a cookie sheet by pushing it off with another spoon. Allow to cool completely and enjoy.