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Divinity is a traditional candy similar to sea foam. It's light and sugary, embellished with a walnut or pecan to give it more flavor. To get divinity just right you'll have to pay attention to the texture and temperature of the candy. This candy requires low humidity to get the best results but despite it's finicky nature the end result is well worth the work.


Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min



  • 2 egg whites, (room temperature)
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup pecan or walnuts

Tip: An electric hand mixer is the best way to whip egg whites into stiff peaks!


  1. Put egg whites in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in a heavy saucepan. bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. Cover the pan and cook for 3 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove lid and cook the mixture without stirring until it registers 254 degrees Fahrenheit on your candy thermometer.
  5. While the mixture is cooking beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.
  6. Pour the cooked mixture over the egg whites in a thin stream while beating slowly.
  7. Add vanilla and beat the mixture until it loses it's glossy appearance and can hold its shape..
  8. Drop the mixture in spoonfuls onto a buttered cooking sheet.
  9. Press a nut into the center of each candy and leave to set.


Alexandria Taberski (author) from Loveland, CO on August 02, 2012:


Sasha Kim on August 02, 2012:

This is a must try recipe! Voted up and pinned your beautiful picture as well ^_^

Helena Ricketts from Indiana on July 30, 2012:

My mother used to make this every Christmas. It's a fantastic candy.

Your recipe looks like it may be the same one she uses. I'll have to try yours and see! :)

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