Divinity is an old fashioned candy that I remember from my childhood. My grandmother used to make this every year. Be sure when you make this it is on a sunny dry day. The humidity should be below 60%. This is true of most homemade candies. Candy made on wet day will not turn out. Divinity takes a little effort but it is worth it!
Easy Divinity (From the Southern Lady Cooks)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans, plus more for topping
Combine the white sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and microwave for 5 minutes on high. Remove from the microwave and stir. Microwave the sugar mixture again for another 5 minutes, uncovered. The temperature should reach 250 degrees or hard ball stage. Set aside to cool for 3 to 4 minutes.
In the bowl of a mixer, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. While the mixer is still running on high, slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the egg whites. Continue to beat the mixture on high until the mix looses it’s glossiness and holds together, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Spoon the mixture onto wax paper in teaspoon fulls. Makes approx 25 candies, depending on the size you make.