Dad's Divinity

Dad's Divinity

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  Carla

“This was the only thing I remember Dad cooking around the holidays. And if HE could do it... Just remember my mom's tip: never, never, never try to make candy when it's raining. I don't know why, but it seems to be true!”

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Original recipe yields 40 pieces (approximately)



  1. Cook syrup, sugar, and water to soft ball stage (a small amount dropped into cold water forms a soft ball).
  2. Pour half of this mixture over stiffly beaten egg whites. Stir.
  3. Cook remaining sugar mixture to brittle stage (a small amount dropped into cold water turns immediately brittle).
  4. Add to previous mixture and beat until candy will hold its shape. Beat again by hand to re-aerate it. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to harden as it cools. Store in refrigerator with waxed paper between layers.

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T. Tranum

T. Tranum

Good recipe but lots of sugar to start. I found a fix for gooey divinity flops after 4 different attempts from various Divinity recipes. Like others have said the key is pouring in the cooked syrup very slowly in slim streams while beating with the eggs whites. Pouring too much at once will cook the egg whites. Then keep beating (in my case it took 15 minutes) until it starts to lose its gloss. But if it is still gooey, here's how to save it: Reheat the mixture - microwave if you have a glass bowl or put metal pan in very hot water, so it gives your mixer a rest and makes the candy warmer and more pliable. Then start mixing again. If it still wont set up, add about 1/2 to 1 tsp of hot water to the mix then sprinkle in about 1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar while mixing ON SLOW. It will start to set up much faster now and it changes the texture from a smooth chewy candy to a more fudge-like texture, which I actually like better. I know this is just adding more sugar but other Divinity recipes call for less sugar in the original list of ingredients. ALSO: Try this for a wonderful new flavor. When it's time to add the Vanilla, instead add the following: 1/4 tsp. Peppermint Extract 1/4 tsp. Butter flavor Extract 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract (more or less peppermint or butter extract to taste) 5 - 7 drops Yellow Food Coloring BUTTER MINT DIVINITY! You won't go back to plain.



Use 1 cup of syrup instead of 3/4. Also add 1/4 tsp. salt. I wouldn't bother cooking the syrup in two different stages. Just cook the mixture to 250 degrees. Otherwise, I think it gives it more potential for failure. Don't stir the syrup mixture while it's boiling or it can sugar. Add 1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract at the very end. Doing it this way has made some fantastic divinity. Remember, don't make divinity when it's humid outside or it will flop.



This Divinity is delicious!!! And it's absolutley goof proof...Great for a quick party take-along!!!!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 509 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs
  • 131.6 g
  • 42%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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