Divinity - My Recipe Treasures (2024)

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Divinity reminds me of the holidays. It looks as clean and pure as the new fallen snow. The taste is divine. I also love to make it for people who cannot eat gluten. It is a gluten free treat and one that all can love.

My mother use to make this recipe when I was a little girl, and we just couldn’t wait until it was finished. However I do remember one year when she poured the hot syrup into her Kitchen Aid bowl, (it was glass) it cracked the bowl and broke it.

Now a days, we have plastic or metal bowls, and that way, they do not break. I remember that she would even let us lick the bowl, and we were so excited. Divinity is soft, and creamy, it reminds me of the center in a piece of candy. Once you make divinity, you will always want to make it.

I am not sure where my mom got the recipe, or if my grandmother use to make divinity, but I can tell you that my kids have never made it. It can be just a little tricky, making people afraid to try making it. I have found that if you slow down and take your time, it will work out.

I know that there have been times when I thought that my divinity wasn’t going to work out and I just kept letting the mixer mix it on low for a few minutes while it cooled down, then it would start to thicken up and turn out just like it is in the picture.

What Ingredients Do I Need For Divinity?

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this Candy (scroll down for the full recipe):

  • Sugar
  • Cream of tartar
  • Egg whites
  • Sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Nuts (optional)

How Do I Make Divinity?

Here’s the simple steps you’ll follow to makethis Candy (scroll down for the full recipe):

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water & cream of tarter, stir, bring to a boil and cook to 240 degrees (medium ball), remove from heat.
  • Beat the 3 egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff.
  • In another saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water.
  • When first mixture is done, place the second mixture over the heat and boil with occasional stirring until syrup reaches 280 degrees (medium crack stage).
  • Meanwhile pour the first syrup (240 degrees) while still hot over the beaten egg whites. I use a heavy duty mixer and my cookie paddles because it is hard on beaters.
  • Set aside until second syrup is done.
  • When the second batch is done wait 5 minutes, add vanilla (and nuts if desired), add to the 1st mixture and mix until it starts to thicken and it loses it’s shine.
  • When it starts to thicken up, take 2 teaspoons and spoon 3 inches apart on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
  • If you want to add color, add it at the same time you add the vanilla.

Divinity was one of my favorite homemade candies growing up. One thing that we have noticed throughout the year is that this candy works the very best when the sun is out, otherwise it will be too humid and then it doesn’t set up.

My mom would make it around the Christmas season and then we never really had it the rest of the year. I guess that is why it is so special. You can make it for your family and make a wonderful tradition.

Can Divinity Be Frozen?

  • Yes Homemade divinitymay be frozen.
  • After the divinity is set up, wrap each piece individually in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.
  • Thaw in the airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Divinity is so smooth and creamy, and oh so divine that it just melts in your mouth. It is sweet and soft, and beautiful in color; it seems like it is so pure and clean looking that you don’t want to eat it, but the taste will lure you in.

Try and save some for others. Divinity freezes well, so you could make some and freeze for gifts for a later time. One reason that I really like this recipe is that the divinity stays soft. It is a great gift for a dear friend, a little work but worth the effort!

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Tips and Tricks For Divinity:

  • Make sure that it is a nice sunny day, for some reason divinity does not work when the weather is cloudy.
  • Mix it on low for a few minutes and when it starts to cool down, it will thicken up.
  • For a different flavor, you can add 1 1/2 ounces of jello of your choice. Cherry or lime for Christmas time.
  • You can also add nuts! Chopped almonds are my favorite.

More Decadent Candy Recipes:

Best Fudge

Holiday Toffee Surprise

Dixie Peanut Brittle

Microwave Caramels

My Favorite Crockpot Peanut Clusters

Easy Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Corn Flake Candy

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Divinity is so smooth and creamy it just melts in your mouth. It is sweet and soft, and beautiful in color. It is simply divine!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/ 2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water & cream of tarter, stir, bring to a boil and cook to 240 degrees (medium ball), remove from heat.
  2. Beat the 3 egg whites with a hand mixer until stiff.
  3. In another saucepan combine 2 cups sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/4 cup of water.
  4. When first mixture is done, place the second mixture over the heat and boil with occasional stirring until syrup reaches 280 degrees (medium crack stage).
  5. Meanwhile pour the first syrup (240 degrees) while still hot over the beaten egg whites. I use a heavy duty mixer and my cookie paddles because it is hard on beaters.
  6. Set aside until second syrup is done.
  7. When the second batch is done wait 5 minutes, add vanilla (and nuts if desired), add to the 1st mixture and mix until it starts to thicken and it loses it's shine.
  8. When it starts to thicken up, take 2 teaspoons and spoon 3 inches apart on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
  9. If you want to add color, add it at the same time you add the vanilla.

Nutrition Information

Yield

48

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 67Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 0g

  1. Divinity - My Recipe Treasures (4)

    Alyciaon December 3, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I went to the Festival of Trees and there was a two hour wait for divinity… looks like I’m going to have to make my own!

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      Amyon December 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Wow, that is crazy. You do need to make your own! It would be a great experience and you could carry on the tradition!

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      Amyon November 27, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      It really is delicious. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

      Reply

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    Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treatson December 1, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Pinning!!! I have always wanted to make this! I will have to make it for my family for our Christmas Day celebration 🙂

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      Amyon December 1, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      I have noticed that if it is cloudy, then it doesn’t work!I hope that you enjoy your Christmas! Aren’t you excited!!!

      Reply

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    Melissaon November 29, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    My mother passed away 3 years ago. Every Christmas season my mom, sis and I would make tons of Christmas candy. Mom would always do the divinity because it had to be the perfect day and made just right. This was probably the only recipe she had written down somewhere, which now is lost and I can’t find it anywhere. One thing I knew for sure was it had cream of tartar. I’m definitely going to try this recipe out and pray it’s the same one she has always used! It’s been 3 Christmases without her and my first finally making Christmas candy with my kids this season! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! I have a feeling this is the one ?

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      Amyon November 30, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      My mother passed away 13 years ago and I still miss her every day. It is especially difficult during the holidays. I loved hearing of your memories of making Christmas candy. Stories like yours is the reason that I started this blog and continue it. Thank you for sharing. You touched my heart. We loved making divinity with my mother. I do hope that this is the recipe. It is a good one. It will be fun to make new memories with your children, and even though your mother is not here, it seems to me that continuing the traditions somehow ties all of the generations together. Wishing you a very Merry Holiday Season.

      Reply

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    Marilyn Lesniakon December 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

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    Marilyn Lesniakon December 26, 2020 at 4:55 pm

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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