Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Save Recipe Print
Mama's Divinity
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir only until sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point. Cook syrup mixture until it reaches 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer, bringing it to a hard ball stage.

While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once the sugar mixture reaches 250 degrees F, carefully pour a slow steady stream of syrup into the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until mixture holds its shape, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in pecans.

Using 2 spoons, drop the divinity onto waxed paper, using 1 spoon to push the candy off the other. This may take a little practice because the technique is to twirl the pushing spoon, making the candy look like the top of a soft serve ice cream. If the candy becomes too stiff, add a few drops of hot water. You will need to work fast when making this type of candy. After you spoon the cooked sugar and nuts onto the waxed paper, you're done. Cool the candies on racks completely. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Buckeyes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Divinities

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Divine Divinity

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Almighty Chocolate Divinity

Recipe courtesy of Marcel Desaulniers

Orange Dream Divinity

Recipe courtesy of Peggy Garmon

Divine Divinity Fudge

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.