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Pecan Divinity Recipe

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. YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 72 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.