2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Mom’s Divinity


3 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup 2 egg whites
1/8 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cup nut meat
1 tsp vanilla


Cook sugar, water and syrup to soft ball stage (240 deg). Pour slowly and beat half of it into egg whites which have been stiffly beaten with the salt. Put rest of syrup back on heat and cook to hard ball stage (270 deg). Beat whites constantly while pouring the rest of the syrup. Add baking powder, nuts and vanilla. Beat until candy will hold shape. Pour into buttered pan or drop from spoon.

Bob Lilienthal

We named it Mom’s divinity because that’s the only name we knew it by. Mom made this for years at Christmas time and we always looked forward to her making it. After we (my sister & myself) grew up and moved away, she always made sure we got a plate full of divinity for Christmas. Mom’s been gone for 18 years, but making this at Christmas always brings back fond memories.