This recipe is fast and easy and taste better than from the bakery. I struggled for years trying to make divinity and had almost given up when I found this recipe from an old family cookbook. I like to make it pink, but use any color you like.

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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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  • In a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, stir together the water and sugar. Bring to a boil, and heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

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  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the marshmallow creme, vanilla, food coloring and pecans. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes until slightly cooled and thickened. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill until firm before storing in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

125.3 calories; 0.5 g protein; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 6.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
so good and easy!! way easier than old way. You do not have to use a therm. Just boil sugar & water for 2 min. Even Worked for me on a humid day! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2004
I tried this recipe and the candy would not firm up - it was very runny. I'll try making it one more time since it is much simpler than my usual divinity recipe. The only change I will make will be to increase the temperature. I heated to 238 degrees -- next time I'll bring the temperature closer to 250. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
so good and easy!! way easier than old way. You do not have to use a therm. Just boil sugar & water for 2 min. Even Worked for me on a humid day! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
so good and easy!! way easier than old way. You do not have to use a therm. Just boil sugar & water for 2 min. Even Worked for me on a humid day! Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
11/25/2004
I tried this recipe and the candy would not firm up - it was very runny. I'll try making it one more time since it is much simpler than my usual divinity recipe. The only change I will make will be to increase the temperature. I heated to 238 degrees -- next time I'll bring the temperature closer to 250. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2005
Fantastic and so easy!! I tried another divinity recipe and it was difficult and did not turn out like this one. It is a super recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2007
Yes divinity will turn out grainy and runny if you make it on a humid or rainy day. That is true with any candy or fudge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
Very quick easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/17/2006
This did not firm up well and the texture was too sugary. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
No one in my family can make divinity so year before last I tried it and it was a flop. Last year I tried this recipe and it worked wonderful. It was soo good and soo easy to make. Anyone can make this!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2005
SO EASY - AND FANTASTIC!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Tried this today and it turned out wonderful. Taste just like the old type of divinity. I cooked it to the 140 degrees. Read More
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