Nutty Divinity

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  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix sugar, corn syrup, water and salt over medium heat in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Boil the mixture until it reaches 260 degrees F on a candy thermometer or until a small amount of mixture dropped into ice water holds it's shape, but flattens when pressed.
  3. Beat eggs whites on high until stiff peaks form. Continue beating while slowly pouring hot syrup into egg whites.
  4. Add the vanilla and beat mixture until no longer glossy (this can take anywhere from 6-10 minutes).
  5. At this point,  mixture should be able to hold its shape. Stir in chopped nuts (I made half of my candies with nuts and half without).
  6. Drop scoops of mixture onto a sheet of waxed paper.
  7. Allow divinity to harden (this may take several hours) and then place in an airtight container.


I recommend not making this recipe if the weather is humid. The divinity will not set with extra humidity in the air.

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