Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jello Divinity Recipe

Doesn't divinity sound heavenly? What could be better, more magical, amazing, and divine, than Jell-O Divinity? I have had great success with the following recipe and hope you will, too. 
3 Cups Sugar    3/4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup    2 Egg Whites beaten stiff
1  3 oz. pkg. Jell-O
Combine sugar, syrup and water in saucepan.  Boil to 252 degrees, stirring occasionally.  Mix Jell-O into beaten egg whites using an electric mixer.  Pour syrup slowly into Jell-O and egg white mixture beating continuously until candy loses its shiny appearance and holds its shape.  Fold in 1/2 cup nuts if desired.  Drop onto foil with a teaspoon. 

So, here we go! 
Start by gathering the ingredients. Measure carefully. Candy is fussy about that. I have decided to use raspberry Jell-O and pecans in my candy today.
I am using a three quart stainless steel saucepan and a glass candy thermometer fastened to the side. The thermometer must not touch the bottom of the pan, but needs to be well into the boiling mixture to get an accurate read. 
My instant read thermometer only measures to 220 degrees fahrenheit and we're cooking to 252 degrees fahrenheit. Be sure to check your thermometer out before you start.
We want the pecans to be finely chopped.
Separate the egg white from the yolk one egg at a time by using an egg separator
Or by cracking the egg above a bowl and holding the yolk in the shell while the white drops out. The tricky part of this is that you MUST NOT BREAK THE YOLK. One drop of yolk will ruin your candy. Discard the yolks and shells.
Whip up the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then slowly add the Jell-O while beating at a lower speed.
Mix the Jell-O into the egg whites.
You don't have to stand and stir this syrup after it is mixed together and cooking, but you must cook it to 252 degrees, not less.
Pour the syrup into the egg white mixture slowly while beating constantly. Continue to beat until it begins to hold shape.
Stir in the pecans.
Use two spoons, one in each hand, to drop the candy onto foil. I use iced tea spoons. I like the slightly smaller bowl on these spoons and longer handles.
Divine Raspberry Divinity!
 Robbie likes orange Jell-O and toasted coconut divinity. Toasting, then cooling the nuts before folding them into the candy is good, but not necessary. Adding mini chocolate chips to cherry or raspberry divinity is also yummy. We love Jell-O in GriggsDakota!

Jell-O is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your blog, Jane K.!! I sent mom the pages of the raspberry divinity recipe. She asked it you had a cookbook- she would like to buy a copy!! Maybe that should be your NEXT project, after the wedding, of course!!

    Let me know if you need any help with any of that....

    Bravo friend!! Rennae J. M.