Old Fashioned Divinity Candy

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If you are looking for the best Divinity Candy recipe, you have found it. This Old Fashion Divinity Candy Recipe is easy to make and will be perfect for this holiday season. This light as a feather homemade candy is going to be the star of your holiday baking.

Christmas Candy on a plate


Divinity Candy Recipe

This Divinity Candy is a perfect bite-sized treat. This set of ingredients creates a beautiful, sweet, and fluffy recipe. This recipe is so easy to prepare and you will have a sweet candy in under 30 minutes, not including dry time. Use this candy as part of holiday parties or make a batch to give away as gifts.


  • Sugar- Every great dessert has sugar in the recipe.
  • White corn syrup- This will be the added sweetener for the candies.
  • Water- You will need the water to be cold for this recipe.
  • Eggs- You will need only the egg whites for this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract- You can use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
  • Optional Garnish- You can use things like Pecans, whole or chopped, Raisins, Dried fruit or Sprinkles

How to Make Divinity Candy Recipe

Use parchment paper to line baking sheets.

Prepare a medium heavy saucepan and add a candy thermometer to the pan.

Add the sugar, corn syrup, and water to the pan and heat on medium until the ingredients meet a hardball stage. The temperature will reach 250-260 degrees F.

The ingredients being heated in the saucepan.

While your ingredients are cooking, begin to beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks.

Once the sugar is at the right temperature, take away from the heat and gradually add to your egg whites, on high speed, whip continuously.

The egg whites whipped into a fluffy mixture.

Pour in the vanilla and beat again until the candy starts to hold its shape. You will do this for about 10-15 minutes.

The vanilla added into your mixture.

Before use, spray the cookie scoop, then arrange scoops of dough onto the baking sheets.

Placing dollops of the mixture on the prepared sheets.

Add your desired garnish right after, I used pecans.

The pecans placed in the center of your candies.

You will need to let the candy dry and harder for several hours or overnight for the best results.

Then, store the rest of the candy in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Divinity Candy with Pecans

How do I Store Divinity Candy?

You will need to store the Divinity Candy correctly for it to last the longest.  Store this candy a couple of different ways. You can store in an airtight container, Ziploc bag or wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

How Long Does it Take for Divinity to Harden?

It can take several hours for the Divinity candy to harden. You will want to give it enough time for the best results. I like to plan on giving it overnight to set and harden before enjoying it.

Stacked Divinity

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Divinity Candy Recipe

If you are looking for the best Divinity Candy recipe, you have found it. This Old Fashion Divinity Candy Recipe is easy to make and will be perfect for this holiday season. This light as a feather homemade candy is going to be the star of your holiday baking. 
Servings: 1 batch
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Dry time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 25 minutes


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 eggs whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional Garnish
  • Pecans, whole or chopped
  • Raisins
  • Dried fruit
  • Sprinkles


  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Add a candy thermometer to a medium heavy saucepan
  • Heat sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat until it reaches hard ball stage, 250-260 degrees F
  • While the syrup is cooking, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • When the sugar reaches temperature, remove from heat and very slowly pour into the egg white, whipping on high speed constantly
  • Add vanilla and continue beating on high until candy holds it shape, about 10-15 minutes ** see notes
  • Spray a cookie dough scoop or 2 spoons with cooking spray, then drop scoops of candy onto prepared baking sheets
  • Immediately add whole pecan or other garnish, if using
  • Allow divinity to dry and harden for several hours or overnight
  • Store in airtight container for up to two weeks

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The time will depend on your mixer. I found it best to beat on high speed for 5 minutes and then let the mixture and mixer rest for 2-3 minutes. Then repeat several times


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8 comments on “Old Fashioned Divinity Candy”

  1. 5 stars
    Followed it exactly, and they came out perfect! I did stop the final mix after 8 min (pausing at 5 like suggested) because it was already holding it’s shape. They taste amazing. The whole family them.

    1. Don’t try to make divinity on days when the humidity is high. It won’t set up right. That may have been your problem.

      Grandma use to make divinity, but put it in a cake pan and cut it into squares when it was set.

  2. Thank you so much for the great recipe. The divinity turned out great…can’t wait to share with my family for Christmas!

  3. THANK YOU for including alternatives to the nut on top! So many have nut allergies so I always appreciate alternatives……..

  4. Oh my!! Did this bring back memories! Back in the ’50’s n’60’s my mama made divinity. I’d stand on a chair and watch as she poured the hot liquid into the glass bowl of her Sunbeam Mixer. She used 2 spoons to put each dollap on waxed paper. She’d give ’em a twirl….each one had a little loop on its top.