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Dessert Divinity Candy

Homemade Divinity Candy

Divinity Candy is a classic Christmas treat that makes a great gift and party favor throughout the whole holiday season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, divinity, pecan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dry Time 8 hours
Servings 24


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • 2 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional pecans raisins, dried fruit, or sprinkles for garnish


  • Line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add a candy thermometer to a medium-heavy saucepan taking care to not let it rest against the side or bottom of the pan.
  • Heat the sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium heat until it reaches the hard-ball stage (250- 260 °F).
  • While the syrup is cooking, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Once the sugar reaches the proper temperature, remove it from the heat and very slowly AND VERY CAREFULLY pour it into the whipped egg white, whipping on high speed constantly.
  • Add the vanilla and continue beating on high until candy holds its shape. (about 10- 15 minutes)
  • Spray a cookie scoop or 2 spoons with cooking spray or cooking oil. Then drop scoops of candy onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Immediately add whole pecans on top or another garnish, if using.
  • Allow the divinity to dry and harden for several hours or overnight at room temperature.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.