Easy Divinity is a marshmallowy textured homemade candy filled with pecans and made with just a few ingredients. Try my Original Fantasy Fudge recipe for another sweet holiday treat.
Is it marshmallow? Is it fudge? Actually, divinity is a candy that has the texture of a marshmallow, although there are no marshmallows used in the recipe. It’s also similar to fudge, but still so different. (Is that clear enough😉 ?) If you have never tried divinity, this is an easy recipe to give it a try and a taste!
Easy Divinity Ingredients
Corn Syrup: Corn syrup is an important ingredient in candy recipes, including this one. It is processed from cornstarch and gives the candy a smooth, glossy texture. It also keeps it from being grainy.
Pecans: Finely chop the pecans before adding them to the candy. If you prefer, you could add walnuts instead.
Candy Thermometer: Yes, I know this is not an ingredient, but it is just as important when it comes to this recipe. A candy thermometer, also known as a deep-fry thermometer or sugar thermometer, is used to measure the temperature of a sugar solution. It is definitely an important tool to have when making candy.
How to Make Easy Divinity
To make this easy divinity, begin by adding the sugar, corn syrup, and water to a saucepan. Heat over low heat until the candy thermometer reaches 260°F. When the mixture is close to that 260°F temp, beat the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Stiff peaks are when the egg whites will point straight up.
Slowly pour the heated sugar mixture into the bowl of beaten egg whites. Beat on high speed for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture holds its shape. Finally, fold in the vanilla and the nuts.
To make the pieces of candy, spray two spoons with nonstick cooking spray. Take a scoop of the mixture with one spoon and use the other spoon to push off the candy onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. I was able to get fourteen pieces made. But, you could make them as big or as small as you like, so you may end up with more or fewer pieces.
Let the candy sit for at least an hour to set before biting into this smooth, pillowy, almost taffy-like candy. Store the set candy in an airtight container for up to a week. Place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between each layer to keep them from sticking.
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- 2⅔ cups (533g) granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup (227g) corn syrup
- ½ cup water
- 2 large egg whites
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
- Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat over low heat until a candy thermometer reaches 260°F.
- When the sugar mixture is close to 260°F, beat the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer on high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form.
- Slowly pour the heated sugar mixture into the bowl of beaten egg whites. Set the mixer on high speed and beat until the mixture holds its shape (15-20 minutes).
- Fold in the vanilla and finely chopped pecans. Spray 2 spoons with nonstick cooking spray. Use one spoon to push the candy off the other spoon onto the lined baking sheet.
- Let the divinity set for about an hour before serving.
This recipe was inspired by Six Sisters’ Stuff Easy Divinity recipe.