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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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Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/1/2011 5:34 PM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
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.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy,  You are so right!! It has to be 260.  I've never had a failure either.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/1/2011 6:54 PM EST
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Carol - did you have to sometimes beat longer and harder after usual times?  Divinity can be hard work ..... worth every minute.

Here's a question I'd love to have answers to ...............
How old are you people that make divinity />
I'm 67

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/1/2011 7:55 PM EST
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I don't have a stand mixer, i do have a hand mixer but rarely use it

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/1/2011 9:36 PM EST
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Mistake - sorry all

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 1:20 AM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
Carol - did you have to sometimes beat longer and harder after usual times?  Divinity can be hard work ..... worth every minute. Here's a question I'd love to have answers to ............... How old are you people that make divinity /> I'm 67
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy,  I'm 64 and have been making divinity since 1966. Yes I have to beat it a lot longer
sometimes but I can feel from my hand mixer just when it is ready. It is really shining first
but when it gets a little dull looking it is ready.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 9:52 AM EST
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Thanks Carol ....... When that stuff is finished and ready to eat, I feel so accomplished
I've read recipes for different flavors - maybe I'll try some .... maybe.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 4:21 PM EST
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In Response to Re: divinity candy recipe:
Thanks Carol ....... When that stuff is finished and ready to eat, I feel so accomplished !  I've read recipes for different flavors - maybe I'll try some .... maybe.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy, The flavors that I use are black raspberry, black cherry, cherry and strawberry. They
taste great!!

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 5:32 PM EST
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Thanks for the recipe Nancy - sounds great!

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 7:50 PM EST
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My mother-in-law could make divinity that would melt in your mouth.
I can't make it it is so hard you can hardly eat it. Does anyone know
what I am doing wrong.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 9:15 PM EST
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Sara - are you cooking it past 260* ?   260 is hard ball and what you need for divinity.   If you cook it much higher you get "hard crack" stage - the stage for hard candy.
  Do you use a thermometer? 

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/2/2011 11:31 PM EST
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Sara,  I agree with Nancy!!!!  Make sure you use a candy thermometer! I
wouldn't make divinity without one!

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 12:26 AM EST
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I've never made divinity.  thanks for the recipe, Nancy.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 9:25 AM EST
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Carol - how on earth do you get those flavors?  Please tell me.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 11:08 AM EST
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Ta Da --- I just finished this season's first batch of divinity.   It's sure obvious why that stuff is called divine!!

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 3:30 PM EST
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Carol - how on earth do you get those flavors?  Please tell me.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy,  I got these flavors when I went to IN to Shipsewana and it was at E & S Sales.
They don't have them anymore so I don't know what I will do when I have used them all.
They are called La Pura and are in 4 Fl. Oz. Distributed by James O'Neill, P.O. Box 616,
Venedocia, Ohio 45894. Phone # 419-587-3749. They are awesome and the Black Cherry
and Black Raspberry colors are very pretty. They also taste really great.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 5:34 PM EST
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Carol - I've been stumbling around the Internet and, so far, the most interesting is The Spice Barn in Lewis Center, Ohio
http://spicebarn.com/extracts_flavorings.htm?gclid=COOJq4HB86wCFQ7atgodnXD2xw
They have black rasberry, cherry extract, wild cherry, strawberry and wild strawberry.
Very interesting site!!

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 6:30 PM EST
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Thank you Nancy!!  I will check it out.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 7:02 PM EST
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I am not afraid to try most things but the thought of making Divinity scares the #@*! out of me!
I don't know why I think it is all the folklore about making it...
Can't make it on a rainy day...
Can't make it on a cloudy day...
Can't make it on a day the mailman comes early..
Can't make it when the dog barks three times before ...oh you get the idea.  I am exaggerating a little bit but I may just try it.  I will sit and watch the forecast tonight to see if there is a full moon, the tide is right and the grunion's are running.  If everything works in my favor I will attempt it this weekend.
Stay tuned for a report.....Laughing

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 8:43 PM EST
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LOL Nikki --- you know I can't bake .... I can't make pie crust,  I can't use yeast, I've never made a successful cheese cake and so on and on and on.
But I can make divinity!!  I make GREAT divinity.  If I can do it, anybody can.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/8/2011 11:53 PM EST
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Nikki,  I'm sure your divinity will turn out great! Looking forward to hearing
about your success!
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