Divinity is a classic holiday candy that many people remember from their childhood but is not often made these days because it has a reputation for being finicky. This Easy No Cook Divinity recipe takes all the guesswork out of it and it turns out perfectly every time!
This is my favorite candy at Christmas time.
We make it every year right before Christmas and enjoy it through the holiday season.
I plan ahead to make sure I have the ingredients because I don’t want to miss out on it for an entire year.
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Key to Success #1 – Find the Frosting Mix
The key to this Divinity recipe is finding the Betty Crocker Fluffy White Frosting mix.
A lot of Walmart stores do not carry it but you can sometimes find it at smaller local grocery stores.
If not, it is available on Amazon.com.
This frosting mix is not the one in the can.
It’s packaged in a small box and the directions say to mix with boiling water.
Click here for the Fluffy White Frosting mix at Amazon.com.
A lot of times, it will come in a multi-pack.
You can use the other boxes of Fluffy White Frosting to make frosting for angel food cake.
This frosting tastes very much like classic 7-minute frosting but is much easier to make and not finicky at all.
Key to Success #2 – Use a Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
When you’re ready to mix up your Divinity candy, be sure to use a stand mixer if you have one.
The Divinity candy will be stiff by the time it’s done and the stand mixer will make things easier to manage.
Use your whisk attachment that came with your stand mixer. If you don’t have one, you can get one on Amazon or at a kitchen supply store.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use an electric hand mixer instead.
This mixing bowl is the perfect one.
It has high, straight sides that keep the splattering to a minimum and it’s made of glass, which will not get damaged by the beaters on a hand mixer.
Mix together the Fluffy White Frosting Mix, light corn syrup, boiling water, and vanilla until it is stiff, about 5 minutes.
Making sure the mixture is super stiff is a critical step!
Once it’s stiff, slowly add in the powdered sugar.
The mixture will be super sticky and stiff. This is what makes it so good.
And don’t forget to add in the nuts!
For an extra boost of nutty flavor, you can toast the pecans before adding them to the Divinity.
To toast pecans, put them on a rimmed sheet pan and cook at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes.
Key to Success #3 – Let it Dry
After the Divinity candy is mixed up, use two spoons to drop it by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
The candy is very sticky and has a tendency to stick to the spoons so you’ll just have to use the spoons to scrape the candy onto the waxed paper.
Just let it sit at room temperature for 4-6 hours until the tops are firm.
You will know that the tops are firm when you gently press the Divinity candy and the tops are dry.
If you get any sticky candy on your finger, you’ll need to wait a little longer to turn them over.
The amount of time it takes for Divinity to dry depends on the weather.
Humid or rainy days may take a little longer for them to firm up, but they will get there!
When the top of the candy is dry, use a butter knife to scrape the Divinity off the waxed paper and turn it over so that the bottoms can dry and firm up.
I usually let the bottoms dry overnight, at least 12-16 hours.
Once the candy is dry, you can store it in an airtight container for several weeks.
You’ll be lucky if this yummy candy lasts a week though.
Save this No Cook Divinity recipe to your favorite Christmas Recipes board or your Candy Recipes board.
- 1 pkg Betty Crocker Fluffy White Frosting Mix
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- In bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment or using a hand mixer, beat dry frosting mix, corn syrup, vanilla, and boiling water on low speed until well blended. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
- Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed. Stir in chopped nuts.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until outside of candy feels firm, about 4 hours. Turn over and allow to dry at least 12 hours.
- Stir in airtight container.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.