Old Fashioned Divinity



Old Fashioned Divinity

½ cup Light Corn Syrup

2 ½ cups white sugar

½ cup water

¼ tsp salt

2 fresh egg whites

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Combine corn syrup, sugar, water and salt in saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until candy thermometer resisters 260°  or syrup spins a 6 inch thread from the tip of a spoon.  When syrup is almost to temperature, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry in a large bowl.  Slowly pour syrup mixture in thin stream over the egg whites, beating at a high speed until mixture holds its shape and begins to lose gloss. Beat in vanilla.


Drop into mounds from the tip of a teaspoon onto wax paper.  Top with nuts, sprinkles, cherries or serve plain!

Let stand until well set.  Store in an airtight container.


  1. Jo Weaver says:

    I love this recipe! I make it every Christmas and is a family favorite!

  2. Lorrie Walsh says:

    So happy I found this recipe. My mother would make it often and would put black walnuts in it. A favorite memory as a child.

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