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Easy Divinity

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 16 hr 45 min
  • Servings 72
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Add something special to your holiday dessert platter with this Easy Divinity recipe. Just a few ingredients and some extended drying time create deliciously light, sweet, nougat-like candies. The best part is that you can customize your Easy Divinity candy recipe with a variety of ingredients, like nuts, candied fruit and even crushed peppermints. These confections are perfect for satisfying your family’s collective sweet tooth, but they also make great holiday gifts or party favors! Gently place Easy Divinity candies in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers, and tie with a colorful ribbon for a festive favor.
Updated May 18, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Place dry frosting mix, corn syrup, vanilla and boiling water in bowl of electric stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Mix on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed 5 to 7 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until stiff peaks form. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in nuts. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 5 minutes; remove from oven. Slide parchment paper with candies from cookie sheet onto cooling rack. Let stand about 4 hours on parchment paper or until tops of candies feel firm. Remove candies from parchment paper, using small icing spatula to loosen edges if needed. Turn candies over, and place bottom sides up on cooling racks. Allow candies to dry at least 12 hours. Store in airtight container with waxed paper between layers.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Spanish Crunch: Substitute dark corn syrup for the light and salted shelled Spanish peanuts for the chopped nuts.
  • tip 2
    Candied Cherry Delights: Substitute 1 teaspoon almond extract for the vanilla and 1 cup cut-up candied cherries for the nuts. If desired, tint with a few drops red food color.
  • tip 3
    Peppermint Delights: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract for the vanilla and 1 cup crushed peppermint candy for the nuts. If desired, tint with a few drops of green food color.
  • tip 4
    This easy, homemade divinity candy can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
  • tip 5
    Spraying the cookie sheet with cooking spray before adding parchment paper helps to hold the parchment in place and keep it from sliding around when dropping candy mixture.
  • tip 6
    No cooking parchment paper? Line cookie sheets with foil.
  • tip 7
    Be sure to scrape the side of your bowl occasionally while mixing, so all ingredients get incorporated.
  • tip 8
    For best results, bake your Easy Divinity candy on the middle oven rack, one sheet at a time.

Nutrition

50 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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