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Every year for as long as I can remember, we made white divinity candy at Christmas time. Does any one have the recipe for this candy? It is white, fluffy, very sweet and has walnuts or pecans in it,
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divinity candy recipe

posted at 11/30/2011 1:49 AM EST
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Every year for as long as I can remember, we made white divinity candy at Christmas time. Does any one have the recipe for this candy? It is white, fluffy, very sweet and has walnuts or pecans in it, (we always used walnuts). It is a bit time consuming and there can not be any condensation in the air. If there is, the divinity wont fluff and it somewhat stays in the sugar stage, never cooking down to the right consistency. So, my question is this: Can any one help me to find the ingredients and the proper recipe to make this candy.? Thanks and may you and yours have a joyful season remembering what this season is all about. The birth of Christ and His blessings that we all receive because of Him.

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posted at 11/30/2011 9:20 AM EST
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Hi Sherry -- For many years (40?) I've been making divinity every year.   My recipe is the very old, very usual one.

DIVINITY

2 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup broken nuts

Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan.  Stir over low heat
until sugar is dissolved;  then cook without stirring to 260*. (Hard
ball stage) 
Remove  from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream
into the beaten egg whites.  Add  vanilla and continue beating until mixture
holds its shape and becomes slightly dull.   Fold in nuts.
Drop quickly from tip of buttered spoon onto waxed paper in
individual peaks.

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posted at 11/30/2011 9:38 AM EST
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Sherry,Welcome to VBB.Nancy thank you for your recipe

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posted at 11/30/2011 10:17 AM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
Hi Sherry -- For many years (40?) I've been making divinity every year.   My recipe is the very old, very usual one. DIVINITY 2 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup broken nuts Mix sugar, corn syrup and water in saucepan.  Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved;  then cook without stirring to 260*. (Hard ball stage)  Remove  from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream into the beaten egg whites.  Add  vanilla and continue beating until mixture holds its shape and becomes slightly dull.   Fold in nuts. Drop quickly from tip of buttered spoon onto waxed paper in individual peaks.
Posted by Nancy G


Good,tradional recipe .  I have been told that it is best if the weather is clear on the day you make this.  Rainy weather makes it hard for the candy to set up properly.  Mom always waited for a sunny day for candy making. She would bake cookies or nut breads on a cloudy or rainy day but candy had to be clear.

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posted at 11/30/2011 10:31 AM EST
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That's right Frances ...... you never make divinity on a damp day.
AND you really need a fairly big, powerful mixer.  (remember this is an old, lazy woman talking). 
I don't think a hand mixer would work.
Years ago people made it by hand..... not me!
Divinity 'needs' a good batch of nuts.  When I was a kid divinity was mad with only black walnuts -
now I use just pecans.
It can be poured into a 8x8 buttered pan but I sure don't think that's the same.

The current issue of Southern Living has a recipe for pecan pralines ...... I'm going to try that.

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posted at 11/30/2011 11:14 AM EST
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When I was a child we made it as a special holiday treat.  We had to beat the egg whites by hand and then mix and stir like crazy when we poured the syrup into the egg whites.  The whole family took turns stirring.  Then when it was ready we had to drop it on wax paper.  Everyone working like mad fiends because there was a very narrow window of perfection.  I certainly was glad when we got an electric mixer.  My aunt would make an assortment of divinities in different colors with different flavorings.  My favorite was pink with black walnuts in it.  She never used a mixer to make her candies.

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posted at 11/30/2011 6:14 PM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
That's right Frances ...... you never make divinity on a damp day. AND you really need a fairly big, powerful mixer.  (remember this is an old, lazy woman talking).  I don't think a hand mixer would work. Years ago people made it by hand..... not me! Divinity 'needs' a good batch of nuts.  When I was a kid divinity was mad with only black walnuts - now I use just pecans. It can be poured into a 8x8 buttered pan but I sure don't think that's the same. The current issue of Southern Living has a recipe for pecan pralines ...... I'm going to try that.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy,  I always use a hand mixer with my divinity. That way I can feel when it is ready to add
the nuts.  You never want to make this on a day that it rains. I have done it but it takes a lot
longer to beat  and if using a hand mixier, your arm is really tired. lol lol  I use the Paula Deen
recipe because it makes a bigger batch. If I want to make a smaller batch, my family recipe is
the same as yours.

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posted at 11/30/2011 7:27 PM EST
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Thanks for sharing your recipe Nancy.   I thought maybe I would make this until I got to the part about the mixer lol.  Thank you Carol for letting me know that you also use a hand mixer since that is what I use for everything.  Ah, it's so nice to have a lot of input.  Makes life, and cooking, so much easier.

Guess I will have to wait a while to make this anyway, rain and/or snow expected hear for about the next three days. Dang!

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posted at 11/30/2011 7:47 PM EST
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Hi Sherry-Welcome to VBB
Nancy thanks for the recipe

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posted at 12/1/2011 12:07 AM EST
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Nancy, thanks for the divinity recipe. I thought I was done with my candy making but I think I'll have to try this recipe!

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posted at 12/1/2011 1:23 AM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
Thanks for sharing your recipe Nancy.   I thought maybe I would make this until I got to the part about the mixer lol.  Thank you Carol for letting me know that you also use a hand mixer since that is what I use for everything.  Ah, it's so nice to have a lot of input.  Makes life, and cooking, so much easier. Guess I will have to wait a while to make this anyway, rain and/or snow expected hear for about the next three days. Dang!
Posted by H. M


H.M., I love my hand mixer with the divinity recipe. I also have a backup hand mixier in case
mine gives out! lol lol  I thought it was giving up 2 yrs. ago but it is still going! lol lol Great
idea to wait until the weather is nice.

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posted at 12/1/2011 7:02 AM EST
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I have heard of Divinity Candy but have never tried to make it.

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posted at 12/1/2011 7:43 AM EST
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I can't imagine you all using a hand mixer on divinity ...... I REALLY can't imagine making that stuff by hand.
I am so happy to have my big Kitchen Aid.

But as kids we always had divinity at Christmas.  I have those dim memories of living without power.  And I know that when we finally had electricity that mom didn't have power tools.  We MUST have made that divinity by hand -- I just can't remember/imagine it.
I want my mixer.

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posted at 12/1/2011 9:57 AM EST
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My mom always made divinity by hand! ooofff!  She beat all her cakes by hand too.  Beautiful light cakes.  I am thankful for my kitchen aid mixer.  I can't imagine me succeeding without it.  Compard to mom I'm a real wimp!

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posted at 12/1/2011 10:02 AM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
I can't imagine you all using a hand mixer on divinity ...... I REALLY can't imagine making that stuff by hand. I am so happy to have my big Kitchen Aid. But as kids we always had divinity at Christmas.  I have those dim memories of living without power.  And I know that when we finally had electricity that mom didn't have power tools.  We MUST have made that divinity by hand -- I just can't remember/imagine it. I want my mixer.
Posted by Nancy G



My mom always made divinity by hand-- ooff!  She beat all her cakes by hand too.  Beautiful light cakes.  I can't imagine doing all of that without my kitchenaid mixer.  I am a wimp compared to my mom.

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posted at 12/1/2011 11:44 AM EST
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I think any candy does better making it on a dry day.  Fudge (the old fashioned cooked kind) will be grainy if made on a damp day.  I think the new recipe that uses chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff doesn't really care about the weather.

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posted at 12/1/2011 11:56 AM EST
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Divinity still cares about weather.  Oh, how we looked forward to cold, dry days.
We already had the nuts ... we'd picked them up as soon as they fell.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/1/2011 12:21 PM EST
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Nancy...........thanks so much for the recipe!  I've been looking for a good divinity recipe, and this sounds like what I have been looking for.  Thanks again!!

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posted at 12/1/2011 2:15 PM EST
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I can't wait to make Divinity Candy for the holidays

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posted at 12/1/2011 3:03 PM EST
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You're sure very welcome, Darla.  It's the recipe I've been using for so many years.  And I dug out the cookbook to get its date - 1961!!

When you're making this stuff do be careful of the temp .... 260 - not 258 or 259.
And be patient beating it.   If it seems like it has failed, it will simply not set up and get solid, set it aside, let it cool down just a bit and then start beating again - maybe it will work.  I've never had a failure if I worked long enough.
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