This Old Fashioned Divinity Candy Recipe is a wonderful, Southern confection that is perfect for adding to a plate of goodies to share with loved ones during the holidays! If you love making homemade candy during the holidays to share with friends & family, be sure to also check out my Southern Pecan Pralines, English Toffee, Easy Homemade Peppermint Bark, and Old-Fashioned Homemade Peanut Brittle (my second most popular candy recipe after this divinity!).This old fashioned divinity candy recipe is a sweet treat I love to make and share during the holiday season, and I’m guessing fewer people have heard of it, much less tasted it before, unless you grew up in the South.
Old fashioned divinity is a vintage recipe for a meringue-based candy that I would describe as somewhere between fudge (even though there is no chocolate in most divinity, it is often even referred to as Divinity Fudge), nougat, and marshmallow.
It’s a billowy light, super-sweet, airy candy confection and it tastes…well, divine. Hence the name.
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup.
1 cup chopped toasted pecans.
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 egg whites.
a pinch of salt.
Step1: In a saucepan &mixing sugar & wate & lightly corn syrup, & salt, and cooking this mixture on a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Step2: Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form and add the hot syrup continuously on medium speed for 7 minutes.
Step3: Add the vanilla and chopped pecans and continue to whisk until the mixture is firm.
Step4: Spoon the mixture with a rounded teaspoon onto lightly greased wax paper. Garnish if desired (I used roasted pecan halves). Then put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.