Homemade Divinity Candy

Divinity candy

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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20 Treats (20 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
188 Calories
5g Fat
37g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20 Treats (20 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Light and fluffy, divinity is a classic! It's also a bit temperamental when the weather is hot and humid, so it is best to attempt divinity in low-humidity conditions.


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup water (warm)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or another flavor of your choice)
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice 

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.

  4. Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches 250 F, firm-ball stage.

  5. Beat the egg whites in the bowl of a large standing mixture until stiff peaks form.

  6. Slowly pour about half of the sugar syrup into the egg whites, beating constantly.

  7. Continue to cook the remaining syrup until it reaches 270 F, soft-crack stage.

  8. Stream the remaining syrup mixture into the egg whites while the mixer is running.

  9. Continue to beat until the candy is thick, shiny and holds its shape.

  10. Mix in extract and nuts until fully incorporated.

  11. Drop by the teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, and let cool until full set.

  12. Serve and enjoy!


  • Divinity can be poured into a 9-inch square pan, cooled, and cut into small squares instead of being dropped from a spoon.