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Bill's Divinity Recipe

Bill's Divinity

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"My brother used to make this every year."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water. Cook to hard-ball stage (260 degrees F, or 125 degrees C), stirring only until sugar dissolves.
  2. Meanwhile, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Gradually pour syrup over egg whites, beating at high speed on electric mixer. Add vanilla and beat until candy holds its shape, about 4-5 minutes. Quickly drop from a teaspoon onto wax paper; cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2003

MY husband and I made this recipe with the help of a heavy duty Kitchenaid mixer. It is smooth and creamy and has a very good flavor. We will definately make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2003

I've tried this recipe twice and it does not set up for me. Mine was a gooey, sticky mess. I've always seen divinity recipes that went to about 248 degrees for half the syrup, then about 272 for the other half.


49 Ratings

Dec 19, 2004

This is the same recipe that my mom used for over 30 years and now I have used it for almost 10 years. It has been fail-proof for me. I live in the south with more humidity and I have to beat it at least 10 - 15 minutes. The trick is to keep beeting it until it works right. You should also use a stand mixer.

Aug 04, 2008

I've been making divinity since I was nine years old. I'm now 65 and never had a failure with any recipe. This recipe is fine as written. Just don't ever make divinity on a rainy or humid day. It won't set up or at the least it will be difficult to get it to set up. As others have said apply ingredients in slow stream.

Nov 16, 2005

I have been making bill's divinity now for three years, it's never been a problem, in fact it's very easy (with a candy thermometer) everyone loves it!

Dec 13, 2005

Really great recipe! Never made divinity myself, but loved it for years. Very easy - those who posted they ended up with a gooey mess probably didn't beat it long enough. I made one batch as advised and another substituting the vanilla for peppermint extract & added just a few drops of red food coloring for a holiday twist. Cinnamon flavoring also good! Excellent - thank you for sharing Christine!

Dec 10, 2003

Cool, I watched my stepdad mess up on divinity a few times and here I did it right on my first try. Yay, it works!

Dec 23, 2003

I really enjoyed making this Divinity.. was very good and easy to make...


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  • Calories
  • 611 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 156.7 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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