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divinity candy (seafoam) - sallye

(1 rating)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

A serious candy for the sweet tooth in us. A holiday tradition in our family.

(1 rating)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For divinity candy (seafoam) - sallye

  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 lg
    egg whites, beaten until stiff
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts

How To Make divinity candy (seafoam) - sallye

  • 1
    Place sugar, syrup, water and salt in heavy saucepan (I use my cast iron skillet) Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. THEN QUIT STIRRING
  • 2
    Cook over medium heat until candy thermometer registers 265-270 degrees You can wipe down the sides of pan back into mixture but do not stir
  • 3
    In the meantime.... Beat egg whites until stiff in a large mixing bowl and set aside
  • 4
    When syrup mixture reaches correct temperature, immediately remove from heat Pour into egg whites, stirring vigorously all the while, Add vanilla and nuts Stir until mixture loses it glossiness and begins to harden NOTE: THIS IS A RECIPE WHERE YOU HAVE TO WORK QUICKLY AT THIS STAGE OR CANDY WILL GET TOO HARD BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
  • 5
    Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed or parchment paper Can be stored in airtight container with paper between layers

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