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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Aunt Ina’s Divinity Fudge

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

Divinity with Nuts

One summer, I went with Aunt Ina and her little 8-year-old granddaughter, Sherry, to the amusement park. Now, Sherry was hell-bent on riding the roller coaster, but had to have an adult accompany her. Aunt Ina took one look at the fear in my eyes, looked down at sweet little Sherry, then looked up at that roller coaster and said with her usual dead-pan expression, “Well, shoot. I’m so old, I guess I better ride that thing before I die.”

So, she and little Sherry got strapped into their car and took off for the top of the first hill. I could see the whites of her eyes as they ascended, but, I’ll be darned, if when they got to the top both she and little Sherry didn’t fling their arms up in the air and then “Zoom!”… straight down they went with all three of Aunt Ina’s hairs blowing in the wind! When they got off the ride she looked at me, and with that dead-pan expression, said, “That was really pretty fun, Bobbi Jo, but when you try it you might want to spit your snuff out first.

Aunt Ina's Divinity Fudge

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: Southern


10 mins


10 mins


20 mins


2 cups Sugar

1⁄2 cup Corn syrup (Light)

1⁄8 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1⁄2 cup Water

2 Egg whites (Beaten stiffly in their own saucepan)

1⁄2 cup Pecans (Finely chopped)


  1. In a saucepan, boil the sugar, corn syrup and water together. When you spoon some out (a drop or two) into a glass of cold water and it forms a hard ball, it’s done.

  2. Now, pour a little at a time over the stiffly beaten egg whites that are in their own saucepan.

  3. Keep beating and add vanilla until it gets dull looking and gets real thick.

  4. Add the nuts and drop by a spoonful onto waxed paper.

  5. It’ll harden and be absolutely delicious!


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