Easy Divinity is a marshmallow 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 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 Store Divinity
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!
- 2 ⅔ cups (533 g) granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup (227 g) light corn syrup
- ½ cup (118 g) water
- 2 large egg whites, room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (105 g) pecans, finely chopped
- Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.
- To a saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reaches 260°F.
- When the sugar mixture is close to 260°F, add egg whites to bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- With the mixer still on high speed, slowly pour the heated sugar mixture into the bowl of beaten egg whites. Beat until the mixture holds its shape (6-8 minutes), scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
- 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.
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This recipe was inspired by Six Sisters’ Stuff Easy Divinity recipe.