You are here: Home » Recipes » Divinity Divinity Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 2 to 2 1/2 dozen A simply delicious candy to make for Easter or Christmas. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1/4 cup hot water1/4 teaspoon salt2 -- egg whites -- Vanilla extract to taste -- Chopped pecans to taste Instructions Combine the sugar, corn syrup, hot water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constanly. Cook to 250F to 268F on a candy thermometer, hard-ball stage; do not stir. Beat the egg whites in a mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Add the hot syrup mixture gradually, beating constantly. Beat at high speed until thick. Fold in the vanilla and pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto surface lined with waxed paper. Let stand until cool. Recipe reprinted with permission from Telephone Pioneers of America’s Celebrations (Telephone Pioneers of America, Chapter 34, Birmingham, Al., 1999).