It is not often that I actually make candy at home. But this Old Fashioned Pecan Divinity Candy recipe is definitely worth it! Divinity is one of my favorite confections, and this is the best recipe that I’ve ever found for delicious, smooth divinity.
Making divinity can be a bit tricky. You have to boil the sugar and water comination until just the right temperature. Then you must add it slowly to the egg white mixture. And finally remember to not over-beat it. These are all things that you will want to keep in mind when you are making this candy.
2 cups sugar
½ cup Karo corn syrup
½ cup water
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
Cook sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Place candy thermometer on side of pan. Once dissolved, allow mixture to cook undisturbed until mixture reaches 255 degrees.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Sugar and water mixture should come to a boil until temperature is reached. Once reached, pour slowly into beaten egg whites and add vanilla.
Beat until the mixture thickens and can be spooned onto buttered parchment paper and mixture will hold shape.
Top with pecan, if desired.
Allow divinity to cool before removing from parchment paper.
Printable recipe below.