Thursday, July 23, 2015

Old-Fashioned Divinity Candy with Walnuts (1935)

  • 1 cup Karo
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbspn black walnut flavoring
Cook sugar and water until it forms a firm ball in cold water. Pour slowly over egg whites, and beat until like mashed potatoes.

Add walnuts and flavoring, and spread into a buttered pan. Cut into squares.

(Origin - My grandmother's collection of recipes from neighbors and friends. All recipes are handwritten, typed or newspaper clippings, from the 1930s to 1950s.  My grandmother was a farmer's wife in California's Central Valley. This recipe was by Chloe Gould of Coalinga, California.) 

More Recipes from My Grandmother's Collection

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Loaf Cake with Vanilla (1935)

Mahogany Cake with Sour Cream (1936)

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies with Dates, Figs (1935)

Caramel Meringue Pie (1935)

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