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Southern Divinity Candy

Updated on February 5, 2013


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Divinity is a very old "southern candy." Most people you ask nowadays will give a blank stare if asked if they've ever tried Divinity(At least up here in the north) This recipe was passed down from generation to generation down in North Carolina. I hope you enjoy it!

Karo, water, and sugar. Boiling to the crack stage.
Karo, water, and sugar. Boiling to the crack stage.


  • 4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Karo syrup
  • 3/4 Cup water
  • 3 Egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Broken walnuts or pecans, If desired


  1. I am going to type his word for word as my grandmother wrote it. Bear with me.
  2. Place in saucepan over low heat 4 cups of sugar, 1 cup Karo Syrup, 3/4 cup water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then cook to 255 and is hard.
  3. Remove from heat and pour slowly while beating constantly in a fine stream into: 3 egg whites beaten until stiff. Continue beating until mix holds it's shape and loses it's gloss. It Must not be glassy, shiny, or glossy.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and add 1 cup of the pecans or walnuts. Drop from the tip of a spoon on to wax paper in peaks.

© 2013 Dannell


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