Easy No Cook Divinity Candy Recipe (2024)

Divinity is a classic white Christmas 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 candy recipe takes all the guesswork out of it and it turns out perfectly every time!

Table of contents

  • 🔑 Key to Success #1 – Find the Frosting Mix
  • 🔑 Key to Success #2 – Use a Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer
  • 🔑 Key to Success #3 – Let it Dry
  • 📌 Get the Printable Recipe for No Cook Divinity Candy
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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.

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🔑 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.

I have a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and it works great for this recipe. (And how beautiful is this color?)

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.

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🔑 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.

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📌 Get the Printable Recipe for No Cook Divinity Candy

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No Cook Divinity Candy

Yield: 40 pieces

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Drying Time: 16 hours

Total Time: 16 hours 45 minutes

Divinity is a classic white Christmas 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!


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed. Stir in chopped nuts.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in airtight container.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 40Serving 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.

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Easy No Cook Divinity Candy Recipe (2024)


Why is divinity candy so hard to make? ›

Humidity equals wet, and wet equals candy that often won't set. Even in the cooler and less humid months, it can be a challenge to make old fashioned divinity - that being a divinity that is purely sugar, corn syrup, water, egg whites, chopped pecans, a little vanilla - and a goodly amount of elbow grease.

Why won't my divinity set up? ›

But if your divinity fails to harden, you can beat in two tablespoons of powdered sugar and allow the mixture to rest a few minutes; if the candy hardens too much, you can blend in hot water a tablespoon at a time until the perfect, fluffy consistency is reached.

Why is my divinity not hardening? ›

If your divinity candy fails to harden, add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and beat again. Allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. This will absorb more moisture and will allow your sweet treat to harden. If you want your divinity candy to soften up a bit add hot water a tablespoon at a time and beat it again.

Is divinity candy the same as nougat? ›

Divinity candy and nougat differ in their ingredients, preparation, and textures. Divinity is made from sugar, corn syrup or maple syrup, and egg whites, resulting in a light and fluffy texture.

Why does divinity fail? ›

You can't make it if it is "too" humid or if it's raining. The moisture in the air will keep the candy from setting and drying properly.

Why is my divinity chewy? ›

Corn Syrup – This is added to stop the sugar from crystalizing giving you a very smooth, chewy texture that's not grainy. Sugar – White granulated sugar is the best for this recipe, avoid brown sugar or it'll affect both the taste and look of the divinity.

Does humidity affect making divinity candy? ›

Consider this: divinity hates humidity. It's best to make divinity on a cool, dry day. If it's humid (over 50%) or rainy, the candy might end up with a more gooey, or grainy texture.

Why can't you make divinity on a rainy day? ›

High humidity hastens the breakdown of sugar as it cools. Once the candy has cooled to the point where it can no longer evaporate moisture, it can actually begin to reabsorb moisture. This produces a softer product than may be desirable.”

How long does it take for divinity to set? ›

Divinity should be dry and set within two hours, but have patience. It may take a little longer. If you would like to try correcting a thin divinity, beat in a little bit of powdered sugar at a time until the consistency is drier and thicker, before dropping onto sheets of waxed paper again to dry.

Why is my divinity runny? ›

And don't try making divinity when the humidity is above 60%. No matter how long you beat the mixture, it will remain too runny to form into mounds.

Why is my divinity not fluffy? ›

There could be several reasons that your divinity did not turn out fluffy: The syrup was not at the right temperature when it was added to the egg whites. The egg white and syrup mixture was not beaten long enough. The humidity was too high.

What if my divinity is too dry? ›

How To Handle Overly Dry Divinity. If you find that your Divinity candy has turned out too dry (left hand side of image above), work as quickly as possible to spoon the pieces out onto the parchment paper. Let the candy sit out just until it has cooled and then immediately transfer to an air tight container.

Can you freeze divinity? ›

Yes, divinity can be frozen for up to one year! Flash freeze the candy for a few hours or up to overnight, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Thaw at room temperature.

How do you store homemade divinity candy? ›

To store the divinity candy, line an airtight storage container with wax paper. Fill the container with the divinity candy, placing a piece of wax paper between each layer. You can also store in plastic zipper storage bags or wrap securely in wax paper.

Why is divinity candy called divinity? ›

It's a billowy light, super-sweet, airy candy confection and it tastes...well, divine. Hence the name.

What is the most complicated candy to make? ›

What Is the Most Difficult Candy to Make?
  1. Rock candy. It requires a lot of patience and precision to create the perfect crystal formation. ...
  2. c.berlin · CC BY-SA 4.0. Turkish Delight. ...
  3. Fudge. ...
  4. Licorice. ...
  5. Hard candy. ...
  6. Marshmallows. ...
  7. Toffee. ...
  8. Caramel.

Is Divinity Original Sin complicated? ›

No it's not. Just play it. It takes time to get used to, even if you're a veteran of CRPGs games like, Fallout 1+2, Baldur's Gate and Pillars of Eternity etc. That's because the game kind of insists on making some things its own way (which isn't a bad thing, but it seems counter intuitive at first).


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