Double Divinity

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Divinity is a classic candy made with granulated sugar, corn syrup, and stiffly beaten egg white. With the addition of chopped pecans, this divinity is crunchy, fluffy, and simply divine.  

We have had so many rainy days here in East Texas, making it hard to make my divinity that I like to put in our Christmas gift boxes. As you know, it is almost impossible to make divinity when it is raining.

Today, I took advantage of this fantastic, dry day to do just that.   My husband just loves this candy.  He is always close by to help me scoop it out on the waxed paper, not to mention he licks the bowl clean.  he he!

When I make candy, I like a recipe that makes a large quantity so that I don't have to make several batches. This recipe is actually one recipe doubled. I used to make a double batch of my recipe each time I made my divinity, and then one day, I tried doubling it, and it worked out great. I made all the mess one time, made a large quantity, and decided to change the recipe's name to Double Divinity.

Double Divinity

    4 cups sugar
    1 cup white corn syrup
    3/4 cup cold water
    3 egg whites
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla
    1 package Pecan Halves
Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir only until the sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point.

Cook syrup mixture until it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer, bringing it to a hardball stage.

While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once the sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees F, carefully pour a slow, steady stream of syrup into the stiffly beaten egg whites, constantly beating at high speed.

Add the vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture holds its shape, approximately 3 minutes. Stir in pecans.

Using a 1-inch scoop, drop the divinity onto waxed paper. If the candy becomes too stiff, add a few drops of hot water. You will need to work fast when making this type of candy.

Top each candy with a half pecan. Cool the candies on waxed paper until cooled completely.

You can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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  1. Oh, this is such a nice treat. Don't you just love the name? They are as good as the name promises!

  2. I have a severe love for divinity! But, it is one of those things that make me want to throw my hands up and proclaim defeat when trying to make it. Granted, I have only tried 2 times, but it was so frustrating to just have globs of goo. I believe the last time I made it, it didn't get beaten until it held its shape. I didn't know that little tibit of information at the time. LOL! Perhaps you have inspired me to give it another try. Thanks!

  3. Love the site and recipes. Good luck @Sinful Southern Sweets. At our house we assume that spoons will be needed to eat our divinity lol. And, if it works wooohoooo :)Here in the wonderful land of humidity(Florida) it is hard to guarantee a good batch of divinity but we must still try :)


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