Homemade Divinity Candy


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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
188 Calories
5g Fat
37g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Egg whites
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  10. Mix in extract and nuts until fully incorporated.

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

    Teaspoon balls
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  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.