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Jello Divinity Recipe

By Emma :

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Jello Divinity Recipe

Dear readers, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s close to my heart—a sweet creation that’s as delightful to make as it is to eat! It’s not just a recipe; it’s a way to bring a pop of color and a burst of flavor to your dessert table. I’m talking about the fabulous Jello Divinity! This recipe takes the classic divinity candy we all know and love and spins it with a twist of Jello gelatin, infusing it with vibrant colors and exciting flavors. I promised you versatile, and here’s proof!


To whip up this whimsical treat, you’ll need the following:

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 cups Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 package any flavor Jello gelatin (3 oz.)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

How to Make Instructions

Step 1: Prepare Your Station

Before you start, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. This will be where your divinity rests after its journey from boiling syrup to fluffy cloud!

Step 2: Syrup Mixture

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring this to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, cook the mixture without stirring until it reaches 260°F (hard-ball stage) on a candy thermometer.

Step 3: Whipping the Egg Whites

While your syrup is bubbling away, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks in a separate, grease-free bowl. This is where the magic starts!

Step 4: Combining Ingredients

When your syrup hits the right temperature, slowly pour it into your egg whites, continuing to beat the mixture steadily. After all the syrup is added, sprinkle in the Jello gelatin. Keep beating until the mixture holds its shape and loses some of its gloss.

Step 5: Adding Nuts and Shaping

Fold in the chopped walnuts, then quickly drop the candy by spoonfuls onto the prepared parchment paper. If you’re feeling fancy, use a piping bag with a star tip for a more decorative touch!

Step 6: Cooling

Let your divinity candies cool until they’re completely set—this usually takes about 1-2 hours. Patience is key!

Helpful Tips

  • Temperature Precision: Make sure to use a candy thermometer to monitor your syrup’s temperature accurately. Getting the right temperature is crucial for the perfect divinity texture.
  • Speed is Key: Once you start combining the syrup and egg whites, work quickly to maintain the fluffiness.


  • Nut-Free: You can omit the walnuts for a nut-free version or replace them with dried fruit for a different texture.
  • Flavor Twist: Experiment with different Jello flavors to change up the color and taste. Raspberry for a tart twist or lime for a zesty kick!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is my divinity sticky? A: Humidity is often the culprit. Divinity sets best on dry days. If it’s a bit sticky, let it sit longer or pop it in a slightly warm oven for a few minutes.

Q: Can I make divinity without a candy thermometer? A: It’s possible, but tricky. I highly recommend using a thermometer for best results.

Storage Instructions

Store your Jello Divinity in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep well for up to two weeks—if it lasts that long without being devoured!

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Creating Jello Divinity is like painting with sugar – vibrant, delightful, and utterly satisfying! Dive into this recipe, and let’s make something beautiful and tasty together. Anything but boring!! Happy cooking!

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Jello Divinity Recipe

Jello Divinity Recipe

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 30 pieces 1x


Dive into the world of homemade candies with our Jello Divinity Recipe! A delightful twist on traditional divinity, this recipe infuses the airy sweetness of classic divinity with the vibrant colors and flavors of Jello.



2 large egg whites

3 cups granulated sugar

¾ cup water

¾ cup light corn syrup

1 package (3 oz) Jello gelatin, any flavor

½ cup chopped walnuts


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until the mixture reaches 260°F.

Beat egg whites to stiff peaks in a separate bowl.

Gradually pour the hot syrup into egg whites, beating continuously. Add Jello gelatin and beat until the mixture holds its shape.

Fold in walnuts and drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow to set for 1-2 hours until firm.


Ensure to use a candy thermometer for accuracy.

Work swiftly when combining ingredients to maintain the fluffiness of the divinity.

Experiment with different Jello flavors for variety.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: Approx. 110
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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