Divinity Candy Tips
How do you store divinity candy?
Improper storing is one of our top five candy-making mistakes
. To ensure it stays fresh, store your divinity candy in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks.
What are some variations of divinity candy?
It’s so easy to change up the flavor of divinity candy. Our cherry divinity
calls for a package of cherry gelatin to give it a fruity spin. Or try experimenting with different extracts—almond, lemon, orange—in place of vanilla. Fold in some mini semisweet chocolate chips along with the pecans, and drizzle with caramel before serving for a turtle-inspired divinity.
What can you do if the divinity candy won't dry?
Much like it is when making meringues
, the key to making a successful divinity has everything to do with the weather! If possible, always make divinity on a cool, dry day. As sugar attracts water, any humidity or moisture in the air can affect how your divinity turns out. Divinity should be dry and set within two hours, but have patience. It may take a little longer. If you would like to try correcting a thin divinity, beat in a little bit of powdered sugar at a time until the consistency is drier and thicker, before dropping onto sheets of waxed paper again to dry. —Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
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.
1 piece: 61 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.