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Divinity Candy with Walnuts

Light and pillowy candy filled with walnuts. A fun holiday treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar (500 grams)
  • ½ cup light corn syrup (155 grams)
  • ½ cup water (125 grams)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops food coloring , optional
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (55 grams)

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, without stirring, until the thermometer registers 260°F ("hard-ball" stage), about 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium high speed until stiff peaks form. The goal is to reach stiff peaks as the sugar reaches hard ball stage. I usually start beating the egg whites when the sugar reaches 230°F.
  • When sugar mixture is ready, remove saucepan from heat and remove thermometer. Gradually pour hot mixture in a thin stream over egg whites while continuing to beat the whites on high speed.
  • Add vanilla and food coloring (if using). Continue beating on high speed until candy starts to lose its gloss, 3-4 minutes. When beaters are lifted, mixture should fall in a ribbon that mounds on itself.
  • Test mixture by dropping candy by a spoonful onto waxed paper. If it stays mounded, it's ready. If mixture flattens, beat ½ to 1 minute more. If mixture is too stiff to spoon or has started to look a little grainy, beat in a few drops of hot water until candy is a softer consistency.
  • Immediately stir in walnuts. Quickly drop onto waxed paper, candy will harden within just a few minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature, candy will keep for at least a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg
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