• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 2 pounds
  • Preparation Time: 15


Every holiday season, Jim's mother made divinity. It was heavenly! Here is the recipe.


  • 3 1/2 c. extra fine granulated sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1/3 t. salt
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 3 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1 t. vanilla extract


  • Pick a dry day to prepare this candy.
  • Prepare parchment paper by greasing with Crisco.
  • Combine sugar, syrup, salt and water.
  • Place over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
  • Boil without stirring to 265 degrees (hard ball stage)..
  • Keep crystals from forming on side of pan by wiping with damp cloth as necessary.
  • Pour hoy syrup in slow steady stream over stiff egg whites, beating constantly.
  • Continue beating until candy holds shape when dropped from spoon.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on greased surface.
  • Store in air tight container.

Categories: Misc. Candy 

Author Credit: Doris Wright

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