Jello Divinity

Emma

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Jello Divinity recipe

Dive into the world of homemade sweets with Jello Divinity, a delightful twist on the traditional divinity candy.

This recipe brings a pop of color and a burst of flavor to your dessert table, making it a perfect treat for parties, holidays, or as a special treat for your loved ones.

Jello Divinity combines the airy texture of classic divinity with the fun and versatility of Jello, creating a unique candy experience that’s as enjoyable to make as it is to eat.

Jello Divinity Ingredients

  • 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
Jello Divinity

Directions

  1. Whisk the Egg Whites: In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This is crucial for the light, fluffy texture of the divinity.
  2. Prepare the Syrup: In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage (about 234-240°F on a candy thermometer).
  3. Combine Ingredients: Slowly pour the hot syrup over the beaten egg whites, continuously mixing. Then, add the Jello gelatin and beat until the mixture becomes thick and holds its shape.
  4. Add Nuts and Set: Fold in the chopped walnuts and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper. Allow it to set until firm.

Notes

  • Ensure your candy thermometer is accurate for best results. Test it by boiling water; it should read 212°F.
  • Beating the egg whites to the right consistency is key. They should be stiff but not dry.
  • The timing of adding the Jello is important. If added too soon, it might deflate the egg whites.

Nutrition

Per serving (1 piece):

  • Calories: 75
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 9mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 1g

FAQs

  1. Can I Use Different Flavors of Jello? Yes! The beauty of this recipe is its versatility. Experiment with different Jello flavors to create a variety of divinity candies.
  2. How Long Does Jello Divinity Last? Stored in an airtight container, Jello Divinity can last up to two weeks. However, its texture is best enjoyed within the first week.
  3. Can I Make Jello Divinity Without Nuts? Absolutely. While nuts add a nice texture, they can be omitted for those with allergies or preferences.
  4. What If I Don’t Have a Candy Thermometer? You can use the cold water test. Drop a small amount of syrup into cold water. It should form a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water.

If you’re enjoying the fun and creativity of making Jello Divinity, you’ll also love this festive and delightful snack idea. Check out our Reindeer Chow recipe for another easy and enjoyable treat that’s perfect for holiday gatherings or as a playful snack any time of the year!