“Not to be made on a rainy or humid day. Divinity is very temperamental and will not turn out if the environmental conditions are not right, so only try to make this on a clear, comfortable, and dry day. Otherwise, it isn’t too hard to make.” – Calla Ferre


Course: Candy & Confections


  • 4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Egg Whites Stiffly Beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Nuts Broken


  • Place sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved; then cook without stirring until thermometer reaches 255 degrees (Hard Ball Stage).
  • Remove from heat and pour, beating constantly, in a fine stream into egg whites. Continue beating until mixture holds its shape and loses its gloss.
  • Add vanilla and nuts. Drop quickly from tip of spoon onto waxed paper in individual peaks or spread in a buttered pan and cut into 1-inch squares when firm. Makes 8 dozen pieces.

Recipe – Calla Ferre – Recipe from Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, 1956