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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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Dry time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 25 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: divinity candy recipe
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Jill


  • 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


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