Easy Divinity Recipe (2024)

You'll be surprised at how easy this divinity is to make. Recipes that require a candy thermometer can often be intimidating, but this divinity was pretty simple to make. Just follow the directions and you'll have a creamy delicious divinity that melts in your mouth.

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Divinity was something we always had around Christmas time. We seldom had it any other time of the year. It’s so smooth and creamy that it just melts in your mouth.

You will definitely want to have a candy thermometer for divinity. They are fairly inexpensive and so helpful in having a great batch of divinity.

If you haven’t ever had divinity, it is a nougat-like candy made with egg whites, corn syrup, and sugar. I would describe it as a cross between nougat, fudge and meringue (because of the beaten egg whites). It’s absolutely heavenly when you take a bite.

Add-ins to change up classic divinity

We are all about the classic homemade divinity. The divinity we always had growing up had chopped nut in it. Usually walnuts or pecans. It add the perfect taste to the divinity.

There are other options that we have heard about to kick up the classic divinity a notch or two. Here are a few we think sound pretty amazing:

  1. Peppermint extract
  2. Crushed candy canes
  3. Shredded coconut
  4. Diced gumdrops
  5. Dried fruit
  6. Flavored jello gelatin

Is divinity tricky to make on humid days?

We have always heard that it’s not good to make candy on stormy days with higher humidity. But there are a few tricks to getting around some of the issues.

Making candy such as divinity means achieving a certain ratio of sugar to moisture in the candy. On a humid day, once the candy has cooled to the point where it is no longer evaporating moisture into the air, it will actually start reabsorbing moisture from the air. This can make the end result being candy that is softer than it is supposed to be.

We have heard that if you are making divinity on a day which might be a little higher in humidity, decrease the water in the recipe by 1 Tablespoon. You will have better results on a low humidity day.

The perfect divinityclimate has a relative humidityof less than 35 percent. If you live in an area that’s hardly ever that dry, you can always run your air conditioner or a dehumidifier for about a day or so before making divinity.

How to store divinity:

The best way to store divinity is in an airtight container that is lined with waxed paper. It also stores wrapping it in wax paper and placing it in a ziploc bag. The wax paper prevents moisture from escaping.

Divinity is great in the airtight container for about 2 weeks. It will also freeze well. Package it up well so moisture doesn’t get to it.

How to make divinity:

There are not that many ingredients needs to make divinity. Who knew that a few common kitchen ingredients could result in the most amazing candy.

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  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
  • In a 2 quart saucepan, heat the sugar, corn syrup, and water over low heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. You’ll want to use a candy thermometer to heat this mixture to 260 F.
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  • Before the candy reaches 260, start beating the egg whites in a stand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks begin to form.
  • When the sugar mixture reaches 260 F, slowly pour it into the beaten egg whites.
  • Beat the mixture on high speed until the mixture is no longer glossy and holds it’s shape. (About 8 minutes)
  • Add in the vanilla and nuts.
  • Spray 2 spoons with non stick cooking spray and drop by tablespoonfuls onto the lined cookie sheets. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the lined cookie sheets. Work quickly as it will set up fast.
  • Let set for about an hour. Store in an airtight container.
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  1. Candy Thermometer– This can also be used for grilling. We love that it’s digital.
  2. 2 Quart Saucepan– This heavy duty saucepan is a favorite and so worth the price.
  3. Cookie Sheet– These come in a 2 pack and are heavy duty.
  4. Stand Mixer– A good stand mixer is great for divinity and so many other recipes. It’s a lifesaver!

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Serves: 30

Easy Divinity Recipe

You'll be surprised at how easy this divinity is to make. Recipes that require a candy thermometer can often be intimidating, but this divinity was pretty simple to make.



  • 2⅔ cups sugar
  • cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup chopped pecans


  • Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

  • In a 2 quart saucepan, heat the sugar, corn syrup, and water over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir constantly. You'll want to heat this mixture to 260 F on a candy thermometer.

  • Before the candy reaches 260, start beating the egg whites in a stand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks begin to form.

  • When the sugar mixture reaches 260 F, slowly pour it into the beaten egg whites. Beat the mixture on high speed.

  • Beat until the mixture is no longer glossy and holds it's shape. This could take about 8 minutes.

  • Fold in vanilla and nuts.

  • Spray 2 spoons with non stick cooking spray. Using these spoons drop by tablespoonfuls onto the lined cookie sheets.

  • Work quickly as the divinity sets up fast.

  • Let set for about 1 hour.

  • Store in an airtight container.


  • The number of pieces you get from this recipe depends on how big you make them. You can easily go smaller or bigger for your needs.


Calories: 108 kcal · Carbohydrates: 24 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 2 g · Saturated Fat: 1 g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g · Sodium: 8 mg · Potassium: 14 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 24 g · Vitamin A: 1 IU · Vitamin C: 1 mg · Calcium: 3 mg · Iron: 1 mg


  • Cookie Sheet

  • Wax Paper

  • sauce pan

  • Candy Thermometer

  • Non-stick Cooking Spray

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

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  1. Debi says:

    My divinity won’t set. It’s really runny

  2. Cyd says:

    You can sometimes correct a divinity fail. If it is too stiff, add very hot water, beating in a half tablespoon at a time until it reaches a fluffy consistency. If it is too thin and does not set, try adding 1/2 tablespoon at a time of powdered sugar until it thickens. The weather can also effect candy making. Never make candy on a humid stormy day.

  3. Martha says:

    Why no cream of tartar in this recipe?

  4. Momma Cyd says:

    No Cream of Tartar is this divinity. You can simply omit cream of tartar from the recipe if you're making whipped egg whites, syrups, frostings or icings. And this recipe has whipped egg whites.

  5. Mary Lechuga says:

    When do you add vanilla

  6. Marilee says:

    So good and so easy. I tried this with trepidation, but was surprised. Patience, though. It takes a long time to reach hard ball stage and it took a full 8 min. Beating in my Kitchenaid using the whisk.

  7. Momma Cyd says:

    In step #6 in the instructions.

  8. Michelle says:

    I'm looking forward to trying this. I was wondering though if you had a recipe for a divinity pecan roll? Thanks so much for taking the time to share your ideas! :)

  9. Melissa says:

    How long does it take to beat the egg whites to a stiff consistency? You instruct to start beating the whites before the sugar mixture reaches 260, but how long before? Will they still hold up if they are beaten too early? This will be my first attempt at divinity and I don't want to fail. Thanks

  10. Momma Cyd says:

    While the other stuff is boiling you can start beating the egg whites and when they reach stiff peaks they are fine to just sit there for a few minutes.

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Easy Divinity Recipe (2024)


Why is divinity hard to make? ›

Humidity equals wet, and wet equals candy that often won't set. Even in the cooler and less humid months, it can be a challenge to make old fashioned divinity - that being a divinity that is purely sugar, corn syrup, water, egg whites, chopped pecans, a little vanilla - and a goodly amount of elbow grease.

Why is my divinity not fluffy? ›

There could be several reasons that your divinity did not turn out fluffy: The syrup was not at the right temperature when it was added to the egg whites. The egg white and syrup mixture was not beaten long enough. The humidity was too high.

What is the best humidity for making divinity? ›

It's best to make divinity on a cool, dry day. If it's humid (over 50%) or rainy, the candy might end up with a more gooey, or grainy texture. If you're making candy on a hot or humid day, cook the candy a few degrees higher than the recipe specifies to overcome these undesired side effects.

Why is my divinity chewy? ›

Corn Syrup – This is added to stop the sugar from crystalizing giving you a very smooth, chewy texture that's not grainy. Sugar – White granulated sugar is the best for this recipe, avoid brown sugar or it'll affect both the taste and look of the divinity.

Why can't you make divinity on a rainy day? ›

High humidity hastens the breakdown of sugar as it cools. Once the candy has cooled to the point where it can no longer evaporate moisture, it can actually begin to reabsorb moisture. This produces a softer product than may be desirable.”

Why does divinity fail? ›

Now, making divinity comes with all kinds of warnings about humidity and weather. You can't make it if it is "too" humid or if it's raining. The moisture in the air will keep the candy from setting and drying properly.

What to do with divinity that won t set up? ›

But if your divinity fails to harden, you can beat in two tablespoons of powdered sugar and allow the mixture to rest a few minutes; if the candy hardens too much, you can blend in hot water a tablespoon at a time until the perfect, fluffy consistency is reached.

Why is my divinity not hardening? ›

If your divinity candy fails to harden, add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and beat again. Allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. This will absorb more moisture and will allow your sweet treat to harden. If you want your divinity candy to soften up a bit add hot water a tablespoon at a time and beat it again.

Why is my divinity runny? ›

And don't try making divinity when the humidity is above 60%. No matter how long you beat the mixture, it will remain too runny to form into mounds.

Does the weather affect making divinity? ›

The old classic candy divinity is one such candy that needs a good, dry forecast for several days when making. This cloud-looking candy can be a fickle beast to make if there is too much humidity around. The candy needs drier air to set properly.

How long does it take for divinity to set? ›

Divinity should be dry and set within two hours, but have patience. It may take a little longer. If you would like to try correcting a thin divinity, beat in a little bit of powdered sugar at a time until the consistency is drier and thicker, before dropping onto sheets of waxed paper again to dry.

What if my divinity is too dry? ›

How To Handle Overly Dry Divinity. If you find that your Divinity candy has turned out too dry (left hand side of image above), work as quickly as possible to spoon the pieces out onto the parchment paper. Let the candy sit out just until it has cooled and then immediately transfer to an air tight container.

What is the shelf life of divinity? ›

Product Care and Storage
ProductShelf Life
Divinity Rounds2 weeks
Divinity Bars8 weeks
Gummi items24 weeks
Fudge (all flavors)4 weeks
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Do you refrigerate divinity? ›

Store the divinity at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Make sure the environment is not humid, as excess moisture in the air will make the candy sticky.

What's the difference between nougat and divinity? ›

The only difference between making nougat and making Divinity, I saw, was that nougat requires that after blending beaten egg whites without about half of your hard-ball-stage syrup, you heat the rest to near hard-crack before blending it in. So the Divinity process is basically an easier version of the nougat process.

How much did it cost to make Divinity: Original Sin? ›

Larian initially had 1.5 million Euros to spend on Divinity: Original Sin and hoped to build it on a budget of 3 million. In the end, the studio spent 4.5 million Euros.

Is divinity a hard game? ›

If you don't farm enough to get all the skills and some good armour then yes it can be hard. The good thing about this game is like even after 80 hours there are still things to learn and to experiment. eh, kinda. On normal difficulty it's harder than the average game but not quite at "the dark souls of" level.


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