Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oreo Divinity

At Christmas time, my Dad always made Divinity. It was always one of my holiday favorites. I figured I would make it again and keep the tradition going. I also saved some to give to my Dad when I see him next. I think he will be surprised. 
Without Oreos
I remember when my Dad made this dessert, no kids were allowed in the kitchen. The syrup gets really hot. I should also warn you that my sister has burned out a mixer making this recipe. I think it is worth all of the trouble especially since I'm making it only once a year. If you are going to make this recipe, a dry day is idle since the humidity will affect the candy.
With Oreos
Oreo Divinity
2 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water (on humid days use 1 Tbsp less of water)
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup broken pecans 
1 cup crushed Oreos

  1. Stir sugar, corn syrup, and water over low heat. Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Stop stirring and allow the syrup to reach 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  3. In a mixer bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Continue beating while pouring the hot syrup in a thin stream into the egg whites. 
  5. Add the vanilla and beat until the mixture becomes slightly dull.
  6. Fold in the nuts.
  7. Drop the mixture onto wax paper from the tip of a greased spoon.
  8. Let harden for about ten minutes.
  9. Roll the divinity into the crushed Oreos.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker. 
My daughter's creation
Did you already know.......
-Divinity means a deity.
-Divinity also means the state of being divine.
-The Harvard Divinity School is a school of religious and theological studies.

1 comment:

  1. Dad burned out the mixers, sister of mine, not me. :)