Grandma’s Divinity

Grandma's Divinity

Every Christmas we'd make these with Grandma - now you can make them too!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 60 Pieces
Author Taste of Home


  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • cup Water
  • ½ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans


  • Place egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line three 15x10x1 inch pans with waxed paper.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup; bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.
  • Cook, without stirring, over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 252° (hard-ball stage). Just before the temperature is reached, beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Slowly add hot sugar mixture in a thin stream over egg whites, beating constantly and scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Beat until candy holds its shape, 5-6 minutes (Do not overmix or candy will get stiff and crumbly.) Immediately fold in pecans
  • Quickly drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared pans.
  • Let stand at room temperature until dry to the touch.
  • Store between waxed paper in an airtight container at room temperature.