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Pecan Divinity

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
    4 dozen


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


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Quickly drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 72 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • otey356
    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!

  • joannajoyce
    Oct 30, 2009

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

  • grandmajodygirl
    Dec 1, 2008

    I'm anxious to try this-back home in OK. I made the world's best divinity, but out here inWA. it never hardens, just droopy.