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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 12/16/2011 8:39 AM EST
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I remember my grandmother making this, along with other old fashioned recipes,and stirring by hand mixer and it usually came out pretty good!  Her twist was putting cherry bits in it instead of nuts but sometimes did both.  Looking back, I wish I had paid a little mor attention.  I am anxious to try this recipe from Nancy G.,and Thank You! for sharing it.  My Mother will be pleasantly surprised to see this at the Christmas dinner.   I appreciate it. Smile

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/16/2011 12:32 PM EST
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You're very welcome Allyson - and thank you for joining our forums.
We all have such a good time learning so much and sharing recipes.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 12/16/2011 1:47 PM EST
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My attempt at Divinity will have to wait.
My Grandson and I were working on a "New" Recipe. 
I ran into a "problem" there was a dessert kit by Eagle Brand that is no longer available so we had to make up our own version of the recipe.
Happy to say the first run was about 98% successful. so my guess our next version will be as good if not better than the original.
so our Divinity making will have to wait for a while.  He has next week off so that might be the time to make it.  I also want to make marshmallows.  For no other reason than to be able to say "I made marshmallows"!   If that goes well then Italian Butter Cream Frosting will go on my next cake! (getting daring in my old age)

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 10/23/2012 10:34 PM EDT
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My mom used to roll her divinty out with a rolling pin ,spread crunchy pnut butter on it. Then roll into a log and slice it. In all the times I have made it, I have only had it to the right consistency like every third time. It was so good . The pnut butter helped curb the richness of it. So you could eat more! Anyone. Have a tip on how to get the consistency firm enough to roll more often?

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 10/24/2012 1:54 AM EDT
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Hi Tina ..... my GUESS would be to cook it a bit past 260* ...... say 265* or so.  That will make it a bit harder.  You certainly don't want it much harder.

You described that rolling out the candy to spread with peanut butter ............. well, when I was a kid we made potato candy.  We mixed a bit of boiled potato with lots of powdered sugar .... mixing and adding until we had a stiff, sugar mixture.  That was rolled out flat - not even 1/4" thick - then spread with peanut butter.  It was all rolled up tight,  then cut into thin slices.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 10/24/2012 7:31 AM EDT
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Nancy, thanks for the recipe!  I'll give it a try.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 10/24/2012 8:58 PM EDT
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We have been making divinity for Christmas since I was a little girl and I just turned 60.  We have always used my Aunt's recipe and it turns out so good.  You really do have to be aware of the humidity when making it.  We make a white (regular) batch and a pink batch flavored with wintergreen.  My Mom started this when I was a little girl and I have continued it with my children and now my granddaughter.

Re: divinity candy recipe

posted at 10/24/2012 10:44 PM EDT
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Does everyone add nuts to their divinity?  I can't imagine it without nuts.   As kids we gathered black walnuts and hickory nuts and worked and worked and worked shelling and "picking" them.
Now I just use lots of pecans.

Cheri ..... where do you get wintergreen flavor?
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