Use any flavor of gelatin mix for these sweet treats. Similar to fudge, this fun and flexible candy may become a holiday tradition.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 candies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter a 9x13 inch glass baking dish, and set aside. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir just to blend, then bring to a boil. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.

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  • Meanwhile, whip egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. Sprinkle in the gelatin powder, and continue whipping until peaks form when the beaters are turned off and lifted.

  • When the syrup reaches temperature, pour in a thin stream into the egg white mixture, mixing constantly on low speed. Increase to high speed once the syrup is in, and whip until the candy is stiff and loses its gloss. Fold in nuts, and spread into the prepared pan. Allow to stand until firm, then cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; fat 3.6g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 26.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2008
I'm giving this 5 stars for ease of preparation and texture but know that it will taste like jello since you are using gelatin to flavor it. I made a double batch of cherry and had a blast whipping it up and prying it out of the bowl. I used a dry wooden spatula to spread it better in the pan (I used 2 cookie sheets) once it set slightly. The next time I made a batch of cherry I put several drops of peppermint oil in the boiling sugar mixture. As far as cutting and packaging this candy I've cut into squares and I've also handrolled small tubes using confectioner sugar coated hands. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2007
oh wow. I just got finished fighting this out of the mixing bowl and it is delicious! although quite the sticky confection it is really tasty - reminds me slightly of saltwater taffy without the salt mixed with marshmallows...I guess I'm just a northerner new to divinity but it is definately an entirely new type of candy to be made in my kitchen. I used sugarfree cherry jell o and it made no difference (obviously since there's three cups of sugar already!). I'm already considering a batch of lime... So I have learned that I don't like divinity after it has set. it's just too sweet for my taste as well as everyone else in my house. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2008
I'm giving this 5 stars for ease of preparation and texture but know that it will taste like jello since you are using gelatin to flavor it. I made a double batch of cherry and had a blast whipping it up and prying it out of the bowl. I used a dry wooden spatula to spread it better in the pan (I used 2 cookie sheets) once it set slightly. The next time I made a batch of cherry I put several drops of peppermint oil in the boiling sugar mixture. As far as cutting and packaging this candy I've cut into squares and I've also handrolled small tubes using confectioner sugar coated hands. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
This divinity is fail proof. Even when I didn t cook it long enough the taste was in-creditable. I used strawberry jell-O and it tasted great too. It is also beautiful to serve. Special note: When cutting the divinity dip knife in large glass of cold water. This will help keep the knife clean between slices. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
I'm so glad i came across your gelatin divinity recipe. The candy is so pretty and the fruity taste from the gelatin just makes it more tasty than plain old divinity. Just a tip when I make divinity or fudge I turn on my dehuidifier as high humidity can cause the candy to not set up. This recipe will definitely become a holiday tradition in my home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2006
Excellent... I'm getting the my Christmas candy list prepared and test out new recipes to use at the holiday. This one is a keeper. I used strawberry banana jello and it was pretty & good. I think I'll try to dry out some cherries and mix those in with the nuts. Oh and since it is humid out here in southeast Texas I did keep out 2 tablespoons of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
Wonderful recipe! I made it with lime gelatin and also with raspberry. Both taste fantastic. As a newbie to candy making I was not too sure about the whipping "until the candy loses its gloss " so each batch I made came out a little different texture-wise. But all the candy was deliciously edible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
This is the same recipe that my grandmother used. She passed many years ago when I was still in grade school and I have tried several times to make this. Thank you so much for bringing me back to a christmas tradition that I have missed for so long. AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2007
oh wow. I just got finished fighting this out of the mixing bowl and it is delicious! although quite the sticky confection it is really tasty - reminds me slightly of saltwater taffy without the salt mixed with marshmallows...I guess I'm just a northerner new to divinity but it is definately an entirely new type of candy to be made in my kitchen. I used sugarfree cherry jell o and it made no difference (obviously since there's three cups of sugar already!). I'm already considering a batch of lime... So I have learned that I don't like divinity after it has set. it's just too sweet for my taste as well as everyone else in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
Not the divinity I am used to being from Ga. but more of a salt water taffy consistency. Maybe I didn't beat the mixture enough it's still a tiny bit glossy but my electric beater sounded like it was going to blow so I stopped. I may add salt next time and create a salt water taffy. PS: I left out nuts for the kids. Overall 5 stars loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
Wonderful divinity. Read More
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