This holiday recipe for old-fashioned Divinity candy is easier than you think


This time of the year is the perfect time to dig out those old traditional family recipes. Today, Sheri and Todd Hall, shared a special one with Midday viewers.

Todd and Sheri showed Nicea DeGering how to make old-fashioned Divinity candy, and it’s easier than you think!

Todd chose to use the gas Wolf cooktop, because he says it’s their most popular type of cooking surface. He says the Wolf burners are unique because they have 2 gas lines feeding into them, which gives very precise control through all temperature ranges. Additionally, Todd says he wants their customers to see the appliances in action and have a chance to try them out before buying them. Plus, they say they just love cooking!

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2 cups sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup hot water

1/4 tsp. salt

2 egg whites

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, chopped

In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, hot water and salt. Cook and stir over med-high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boiling. Using a candy thermometer, cook to hard ball stage(250 degrees) without stirring. Remove from heat.

Immediately beat 2 egg whites stiff. Pour hot syrup slowly over beaten whites, beating constantly at high speed for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and continue beating for another 5 minutes or until mixture forms soft peaks and begins to lose its shine. Stir in nuts and cherries and drop divinity by teaspoonful onto parchment paper. Allow to cool and set before serving.

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