Dad's Divinity


This was the only thing I remember Dad cooking around the holidays. And if HE could do it... Just remember my mom's tip: never, never, never try to make candy when it's raining. I don't know why, but it seems to be true!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
40 pieces (approximately)


  • 3 cups white sugar

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten


  1. Cook syrup, sugar, and water to soft ball stage (a small amount dropped into cold water forms a soft ball).

  2. Pour half of this mixture over stiffly beaten egg whites. Stir.

  3. Cook remaining sugar mixture to brittle stage (a small amount dropped into cold water turns immediately brittle).

  4. Add to previous mixture and beat until candy will hold its shape. Beat again by hand to re-aerate it. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to harden as it cools. Store in refrigerator with waxed paper between layers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
132g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 132g 48%
Total Sugars 111g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.