Honey Divinity

Divinity is an old fashioned Southern candy that was originally made with corn syrup. It’s much better made with honey!

It reminds me of visiting my grandmothers. I guess this is Grandmother Weekend!!


3 cups granulated sugar (600 g)
1/2 cup honey (120 ml)
2/3 cup warm water (160 ml)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract (or other flavor of your choice) (5 ml)
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice (I use pecans) (150 g)



1. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine the sugar, honey and water in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches 250 degrees, firm-ball stage.
3. Beat the egg whites in the bowl of a large standing mixture until stiff peaks form. Slowly pour about half of the sugar syrup into the egg whites, beating constantly.
4. Continue to cook the remaining syrup until it reaches 270 degrees, soft-crack stage.
5. Stream the remaining syrup mixture into the egg whites while the mixer is running. Continue to beat until the candy is thick, shiny and holds its shape.
6. Mix in extract and nuts until fully incorporated.
7. Drop by the teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, and let cool until full set.
Variation: Divinity can be poured into a 9-inch square pan, cooled, and cut into small squares instead of being dropped from a spoon.

14 thoughts on “Honey Divinity

  1. ConfusedDi says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Brings back fond memories of my mom, who made divinity every year. Great recipe. I’m gonna give this a try.

  3. Food Stories says:

    I have never made divinity before but have heard that it’s a little temperamental … Wonder if this would work with low carb ingredients … hmmm … May have to give it a go πŸ™‚

    • If you are cooking in hot, humid conditions, it might not work, but in our modern air conditioned kitchens, that shouldn’t be a problem. I’d love to see what you come up with!! πŸ™‚

  4. Omg- I have got try these. Love divinity, but not so excited with the corn syrup quantity. This gives me another option. Thanks!

  5. Gonna give this one a try! My mom used to make this too, a long time ago.

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