Grandma’s Heavenly Divinity

by Sheryl

This is the most treasured recipe of my beloved Grandmother. What a sweet and nice lady she was. This is a masterpiece, a perfect Divinity recipe that has been passed around my family for ages. This is too great not share. One important thing though that you guys should remember is that these candies are best made on those days that the humidity is low to no humidity. This recipe is straight from my Grandma’s cookbook. A book which she passed on to my mother, and now to me. To tell you the truth, this is just one of the many recipes she wrote on her treasure book. Whenever I make my Grandma’s Heavenly Divinity I remembered her. How she worked her magic in the kitchen. She was one of a kind, my idol, and my inspiration. This will always have a special in my heart. This Divinity is pure heaven; fluffy, with a cloud-like meringue texture, with some bits of nuts or cherries. A sugary treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1/2 cup cherries (optional)

How to make Grandma’s Heavenly Divinity

Step 1: Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan.

Step 2: Cook in 260 degrees to the hardball stage while stirring until sugar dissolved.

Step 3: Meanwhile, beat the white of the eggs until stiff peaks form.

Step 4: When the temperature of the syrup reached 260 degrees, slowly add in the egg whites while beating with an electric mixer at high speed.

Step 5: Stir in the vanilla for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the candy holds its shape.

Step 6: Mix in some chopped nuts or cherries if desired.

Step 7: Then, immediately drop a teaspoon of the candy onto waxed papers and swirl the top.

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