How long does divinity need to set out before done?

by Angela
(Bartlesville, OK)

I was wondering, how long does divinity need to set out before done? I put it on wax paper like it said and its been out for 4 hrs now and its 5pm and it hasn't hardened yet..



Its got to the point where it feels like the marshmallow stuff in a can but not as hard as I usually see them.. I can't even turn them over yet cause they're still sticky..


Any ideas on how long it will take before they start to get hard so I can turn them over?








Dear Angela,

I'm sure it's much too late for this answer to your question to be of any help to you. What did you end up doing with your divinity candy? Did it finally set for you?


Making divinity candy can be very tricky and challenging. One of the most important tips is to only attempt making divinity when the weather is cool and dry. If there is too much moisture or humidity in the air, you are bound to have trouble.


Some divinity recipes seem to be easier than others as far as their reliability for success. Does anyone have a "full proof divinity recipe" that they'd like to share? Please add it below if you do.


It usually takes divinity about 2 hours or so to set. If you find that you have the same trouble next time you attempt making divinity candy, and it just isn't setting, here's a little something you can try.


Place the divinity in the oven on a low heat (about 250 F.) for 15-30 minutes (as needed) until it sets to your desired consistency.


Anyone else have any divinity candy making tips?

Blessings,
Angie


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Dec 22, 2016
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by: Sue

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Dec 22, 2016
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by: Brenda

Why is my divinity hard after it sets

Dec 13, 2016
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by: Michaelgrabowski779@gmail

I've had the same problem with divity and fudge not cooked long enough in the final stage 260 for divinity. They are both runny and will not harden. Sorry to say Also my mom said only make divinity when the sunshines.

Dec 09, 2016
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by: Suzanne

Thanks so much for saving my flopped divinity. I had to go 3 minutes in microwave for it to bubble up and I left it in the freezer for 10 minutes. It looks good and is delicious too!

Dec 08, 2016
HOW TO FIX FLOPPED DIVINITY NEW
by: PATRICK

ts so easy to fix here is all you have to do if it flops on you and looks like a pancake lol FIRST OF ALL GEY A MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL A BIG ONE BECAUSE IT WILL SWELL UP ALOT PUT YOUR FAILED DIVINITY IN THE BOWL THEN PUT IT IN THE MICROWAVE ON HIGH ABOUT 2 MIN YOU WILL KNOW WHEN ITS READY IT WILL SWELL UP AND START BUBBLING TAKE IT OUT OF MICROWAVE PUT ABOUT 3 TO 4 TABLESPOONS OF POWDERD SUGAR IN IT THEN STIR FOR ABOUT 2 MIN THEN PUT IN YOUR FREEZER FOR ABOUT 4 MIN TAKE IT OUT STIR ABOUT A MIN AND IT WILL SET UP PERFECT NO PROBLEM HAVE FIXED SEVERAL BATCHES LIKE THIS NEVER FAILS

Dec 24, 2014
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by: alura

I use the recipe for divinity from the better homes and gardens cookbook! That recipe has been great for me. Even during rain it works! The only thing I can't get perfect is the look of smooth foam. It sets up almost too fast so it gets crumbly looking before I get to the end of the bowl!

Dec 18, 2013
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by: Lori

I use 4 cups white sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 3/4 cup water, 3 egg whites. Mix sugar, corn syrup and water til dissolved over medium heat stop mixing when dissolved, let cook over medium heat til temp on candy thermometer reaches 255. While waiting for temp to reach 255 beat egg whites in seperate bowl til at a stuff peak. Slowly pour syrup into egg whites once temp is reached while mixing on high til dull and firm. Use 2 spoons to scrape spoonfuls into wax paper then let dry. Works perfect for me every time.

Dec 13, 2013
Divinity and Humidity
by: Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

Hi Jeanne,

Yes, it is better to make divinity when there is less humidity in the air as it will set better. Maybe you can try the suggestion above about beating it over a double boiler.

Best of luck!
Angie

Dec 13, 2013
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by: Jeanne

Should I have made my divinity a few days ago when it was dry and snowy? It's raining now.

Mar 05, 2012
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by: Anonymous

I had to give up on making divinity until I learned that when it doesn't set up (still in the bowl), beating it over a double boiler will fix the problem and give excellent results. I would like to know why that works, but it does every time.

Dec 22, 2011
Easy Divinity
by: Carolyn

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
jar of marshmallow cream

Cook first three ingredients until hard ball stage. Take off heat and stir in marshmallow cream and chopped nuts. Spoon on buttered plate.
Cool then store.

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