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Divinity Candy Recipe

This delicious, old-fashioned divinity candy recipe is the perfect dessert for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The easy recipe is fun for holiday parties, family gatherings, and gifts. 
 
Let me take the fear out of making divinity fudge, so you feel confident about cooking the popular and traditional dessert this holiday season. 

Divinity candy on a red plateI’ve heard it called candy and I’ve heard it called fudge. Either way, it’s good stuff.

Raise your hand if you made divinity candy with your family growing up. We didn’t make a lot of divinity, but when I first discovered it I was hooked. And my husband absolutely loves it. 

It’s an interesting blend of egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and pecans. Just cook the sugars and whip the egg whites and you’ll have fudge in no time. 

The recipe is one of those keepers in your Christmas candy recipes file, because your family and friends will ask you to make it over and over again. 

What ingredients do I need to make the easy fudge recipe?

  • Egg whites
  • Sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pecans

Divinity Fudge on a cookie sheet

How do I make the divinity candy?

(Full recipe listed below)

  1. In a large bowl, add the egg whites and beat until stiff peaks form. 
  2. Next, add the sugar, water, and corn syrup to a medium-sized saucepan, mix and turn on medium-high heat. 
  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil and keep cooking until a thermometer reaches 260-degrees. 
  4. Once the sugar mixture reaches 260-degrees, pour it slowly into the egg whites, while mixing. Keep mixing for about 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Add the vanilla extract and the pecans and mix about one to two more minutes. 
  6. Spoon the divinity candy onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and allow to harden. 

Recipe and printable instructions listed below

Egg whites in a Kitchenaid mixer

Start by adding the egg whites to a mixing bowl. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. 

 

Sugar in a saucepan to make divinity fudge

Next, add the sugar to a medium-sized saucepan and turn on medium-high heat. 

 

White sugar and water in a saucepan to make fudge

Pour the water over the sugar. 

 

Water, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan

Next, pour the corn syrup into the saucepan and mix everything together. 

 

Boiling sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan

Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the temperature reaches 260-degrees on your thermometer. 

If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test it by dropping a small spoonful of the sugar mixture into a cup of cold water. If the candy hardens when it hits the water it’s done. 

I like having a thermometer because I have a terrible time with the water test. I can’t ever seem to get the candy test right. 

Pouring cooked corn syrup and sugar into egg whites.

Once the sugar mixture reaches 260-degrees, remove it from the heat and pour it slowly into the egg white mixture, while mixing. 

 

Pouring vanilla extract into a bowl with egg whites and sugar mixture

Now, add the vanilla extract and mix. 

 

Pouring pecans into divinity fudge mixture

Finally, add the chopped pecans and mix for about one to two minutes. 

TIP: If the candy is too thick, add a couple drops of hot water and mix again for a few seconds to soften it. 

 

Homemade fudge on a cookie sheet

Scoop the divinity recipe onto the cookie sheet with a couple of spoons. The divinity candy will set up pretty fast. 

 

Divinity fudge on a red plate

 

Divinity Candy

Divinity fudge on a cookie sheet

 

Divinity fudge stacked up on a red plate

Check out the divinity candy recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a wonderful and scrumptious dessert and I know you’ll  love it.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your divinity fudge on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

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Yield: 4 servings (3 each)

Divinity Candy

Divinity candy on a red plate

This delicious, old-fashioned divinity candy recipe is the perfect dessert for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The easy recipe is fun for holiday parties, family gatherings, and gifts. Let me take the fear out of making divinity fudge, so you feel confident about making the popular and traditional dessert this holiday season. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Add the egg whites to a large bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, add the sugar, water, and corn syrup and mix. Turn the heat on medium-high.
  3. Boil until a thermometer reaches 260-degrees, stirring occasionally.
  4. Slowly pour the boiling sugar mixture into the egg white bowl while mixing and mix for about one to two minutes.
  5. Next, add the vanilla extract and chopped pecans and mix for about one to two more minutes.
  6. Scoop the divinity fudge onto a cookie sheet, covered with parchment paper,

Notes

TIP: If the candy is too thick, add a couple drops of hot water and mix again for a few seconds to soften it. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 135gFiber: 1gSugar: 133gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is approximate. One serving is three pieces of divinity fudge candy.

Did you make this recipe?

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Your Divinity looks delicious, we love Divinity it was always one of my Mothers favorites. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday,456. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Thanks Miz Helen! I love coming to your parties!

Fudge that will make all your friends jealous. It's the perfect fudge.

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