Pecan Divinity Recipe

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The table at our Sunday school Christmas party has a spot reserved for my divinity. I love making candy and have recruited my husband to help...between nibbles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

72 calories: 1 piece, 3g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 250° (hard-ball stage).
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the marshmallow creme, vanilla and pecans. Continue stirring until candy cools and begins to hold its shape when dropped from a spoon.
  3. Quickly drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Pecan Divinity in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p39

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"I tried this recipe two times! It failed BOTH times! The weather was perfect and everything else was also. Paula Deen sure makes this look easy. I will not try this again!! I wasted too much time and too much sugar! I will just buy it from the candy store. Good luck!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Excellent way to make Divinity. I have tried numerous recipes for Divinity and they never work. This one works!"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"I'm anxious to try this-back home in OK. I made the world's best divinity, but out here in

WA. it never hardens, just droopy."

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