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Divinity Recipe


Generally classified as a candy, fudge and sometimes used in a candy roll, Divinity is similar to nougat but lighter in texture; a cloud of soft sweetness with a pecan crunch. I guarantee this simply made candy will satisfy your biggest sweet tooth!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Rebecka Evans


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • cup warm water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds


  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and spraying the paper with cooking spray
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a large heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
  • Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches 250 degrees on a candy thermometer, firm ball stage.
  • While sugar mixture is cooking, beat egg whites in a stand mixer until stiff peaks form. Slowly pour about half of the sugar mixture into the egg whites constantly beating on low spread
  • Place saucepan back on burner and continue cooking until it reaches 270 degrees, soft crack stage
  • Stream remaining mixture into egg whites constantly beating on low spread until all the mixture is incorporated.
  • Scrape sides of bowl and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture holds it's shape
  • mix in vanilla and almond extracts and nuts until well combined
  • Use 2 teaspoons, one to push the mixture from the other. Drop teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, let cool
  • Divinity can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks


Divinity is a bit tricky when attempted in damp condition. Save this recipe for a sunny dry day.
Adapted from Anne Stone