Mama's Fool Proof Divinity

Diane Atherton


This is an extremely awesome recipe!! the divinity comes out light and fluffy!! It never fails!

Also, I've made this on a rainy day and unlike most divinity recipes, this one works!

I will only make this when my daughter helps me. You have to work fast when it firms up. Drop the candy fast on to wax paper.


★★★★★ 4 votes

Several dozen pieces
10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 c
  • 1 c

  • 1/2 c
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light

  • 3
    egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Mama's Fool Proof Divinity


  1. Cook first mixture until it spins a thread. (Just above softball stage)
  2. Pour hot mixture over stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly
  3. Cook second mixture to hard ball stage; slowly add to egg mixture, beating constantly.
  4. Continue beating until it holds a shape. Add nuts and vanilla. If too thick, add 1 Tablespoon of boiling water. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper; swirl top. Work fast!
  5. Note: I find this a lot easier to make when you have help. My daughter helps me when I make this candy.

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About Mama's Fool Proof Divinity

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Hashtag: #divinity

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