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Mama's Divinity Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Captain Phil

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 Cups Sugar
1 Cup White Corn Syrup
3/4 Cup Cold Water
3 Egg Whites
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
2 Cups Chopped Pecans

Directions:
Directions:
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir only until the sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point. Cook until the syrup has reached 250บ 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 250บ F, carefully pour a slow steady stream into the stiffly beaten egg whites beating constantly at high speed. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture holds it's shape, approximately 5 mins. Fold in the pecans.

Using two spoons, drop the divinity onto wax paper using the one spoon to push the candy off of the other, this may take a little practice as the technique is to twirl the pushing spoon in such a way as to create what looks like the top of a soft serve ice cream. If the candy becomes to stiff add a couple of drops of hot water. You will need to wok fast when making this kind of candy. After spooning all of the sugar and pecan mixture on wax paper you are done. Allow to cool and then place in a Tupperware container and store. Candy will stay good for up to 2 weeks when refrigerated.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 mins.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of my mom's candy recipes. I don't remember mom making a lot of candy but this was one of her favorites for sure. I remember there were times when mom didn't work fast enough and because of it there would always be this big blob of sugar and pecans and if I was quick enough, I could snatch it and be out the door before she caught me.

 

 

 

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