Old Fashioned Divinity Candy

When you think of the holidays, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it's family traditions and delicious food. Growing up with my grandparents close by meant that I was taught how to make some of the old family favorites, like this delicious divinity candy.  As a young girl, being in charge of watching the egg whites was so much fun. I should have known then that I was bound to be some type of foodie.

[caption id="attachment_17886" align="aligncenter" width="735"]Grey plate with divinity candy piled on it Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Vitacost and Simply Organic. All thoughts and opinions are all mine. Affiliate links may be included in this post.[/caption]

Spending hours in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother making all different types of cookies and candies during the holidays is one of my fondest memories. Stories are shared and memories are made when family gets together in the kitchen. And you also get a lot of great stuff to eat.

Spicing It Up To Make It Even Better

Part of the fun making holiday treats is working with spices you usually don't work with the rest of the year. From Cinnamon to Nutmeg, these flavors are what make these treats stand out.

For this recipe, I was able to change one of my family favorites by adding some of the spices that Simply Organic sent to me. Using Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ground Cloves, I was able to add a nice fall spice to light and airy treats.

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Divinity Candy on grey plate with some Christmas decorations

Dare I Say.. Better The The Original

Without any disrespect to any of my dear ancestors who used the original recipe for this divinity, I have to say that adding these spices has made it even better.

Simply Organic spices laid out on counter

I honestly wasn't sure how exactly it was going to turn out, but I'm so glad I took the chance and added the spices in. Combined with the flavor from the walnuts, these little sugary treats are perfect for any holiday event.

Plate of divinity candy with spices in the back

Don't Let The Thermometer Scare You

When putting this post together, I knew I wanted to encourage some of you to REALLY TRY this recipe. Even if you have never made candy before, don't let that scare you away.

Pulling this recipe out the other day, I became a little nervous myself. I hadn't made it in quite awhile and I hadn't used the candy thermometer either. But, making this divinity really isn't that hard.

Syrup boil on stove with candy thermometer

Keep the candy at a low boil and just wait patiently as the temperature rises on the thermometer and you'll be good to go.Using Good Spices Makes A Difference

I was thrilled to get the chance to work with Simply Organics and Vitacost on this post because I am already a huge fan of their spices.

The more and more I cook, I have realized that using good, flavorful ingredients is important. I also can make my family delicious treats knowing that I'm using organic ingredients too.

Divinity dropped on wax papered cookie sheet

How About You?

Have you ever made Divinity candy before? If you have, do you add any special spices to it to make them taste even better?

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.... and if you haven't tried making it before.. give this recipe a try.. it's really not that hard to make!


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Old Fashioned Divinity Candy - a deliciously sweet treat that is easy to make and is perfect for holiday gift giving

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  1. Such a great idea to mix egg whites with all the winter spices! I have done the classical ones so many times but haven't thought about ginger and cinnamon mixture.

  2. I've never heard of these being called divinity candy, but I can attest to how good they are! Love the spices used in these.

  3. I HAVE TO TRY TO MAKE THESE - "GiGi Style" - IE: Sugar-Free because I KNOWWWWWW I WOULD ADORE THEM!!!!

  4. These look super delicious and super addictive!

  5. This sounds delicious! Love all those fall flavors in there!

  6. I've never heard of divinity candy before. They look like meringue cookies (from what I've seen as I haven't had those either).

  7. Yes please to these candies! I haven't had some in so long!!

  8. Ha ha. I know. I love this time of year, because all the things we don't normally eat start making an appearance.

  9. Yes, that's pretty much what they are. Just a fancier name I guess.

  10. Yes. Very addictive.. so much sugar, but soo much yummyness!

  11. Gigi... how would you make them sugar free? I was wondering that myself .. seeing I like to do healthier versions.. I wasn't sure what I could use that would hold up. It's basically egg whites and sugar.

  12. Thanks Christina. It's funny, I'm hearing that quite a few people don't know what these are.

  13. Thanks Laura. Yes, the spices definitely took this recipe to a new high!

  14. Divinity candy always reminds me of my grandparents at Christmas! It's so yummy!

  15. Oh, wow! This recipe looks amazing!!!!!! Love Simply Organic products, too!

  16. I have never made it myself but boy have I eaten a ton of it in my life. My momma use to make it every Christmas and it's one of her recipes I wish I had gotten.


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