How to Make Divinity
Follow our step-by-step instructions for making this heavenly candy.
To make divinity, first beat egg whites with an electric stand mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Wash down any sugar crystals on the sides of the pan with a brush dipped in hot water.
Boil for about 10 minutes or until mixture reaches hard ball stage, which is 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
With mixer running at high speed, pour syrup over egg whites in a pencil-size stream.
Add vanilla. And beat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. Stir in pecans.
Quickly drop candy onto wax paper by rounded teaspoonfuls. To make the process a little easier, use one spoon for scooping out the candy and another spoon to scrape the candy from the spoon onto the paper. Let cool completely.