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Divinity and Variations

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Category: Candy

 Ingredients List

  • -------------------------------BASIC DIVINITY-------------------------------
  • 1/2 c Light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1 c Coarsely chopped nuts


1/4 c Chopped candied cherries
1/4 c Chopped candied pineapple

6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1 c Nut halves (instead of
-chopped nuts)

6 tb Water \ Instead of the
2 tb Preserved-ginger syrup / 1/2
-cup water
1/2 c Finely diced ginger

Servings: 1 1/2 pounds

DIRECTIONS: In saucepan mix corn syrup, sugar, salt and water. Cook,
stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, without stirring,
until a small amount of mixture forms a firm ball when dropped in cold
water (248-F). Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Pour about half
the syrup slowly over whites, beating constantly. Cook remainder until a
small amount forms hard threads in cold water (272-F). Add slowly to first
mixture, and beat until mixture holds its shape. Add vanilla and nuts; drop
by dessert-spoonfuls onto waxed paper, or spread in buttered 9x9x2" pan,
and when firm, cut in squares.

HOLIDAY DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, adding candied cherries and
pineapple with the nuts.

CHOCOLATE DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, adding chocolate and nuts
with vanilla after beating; then beat until well blended.

GINGER DIVINITY: Follow above instructions, using the water and ginger
syrup for the liquid. Add diced ginger with the nuts.

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