Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Snowball Divinity

Snowball Divinity 

Yummy note: My kids are obsessed with the Disney movie Frozen. I mean, the movie is pretty fantastic, so I'll feed into their obsession with it and play the music, sing-a-long with them, and all. The latest is they want to have lots of fun Frozen-themed things. So, we have here will be snowballs-aka Snowball Divinity. This recipe is actually and older recipe I have kept, as it was on the back on this fluffy white frosting mix box. Sometimes this frosting mix can be hard to find, so whenever I see it in stock or at the store I always grab a box to keep in my pantry. I enjoy making this divinity around the holidays too, as it is simple, yet it is an old-fashioned sweet treat

1 (6.5 ounce) package of Betty Crocker homestyle fluffy white frosting mix
1/3 cup of light corn syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of boiling water
1 pound of powdered/confectioners sugar (about 4 cups)
Food color, nuts, or sprinkles - optional


In a stand mixer or using an electric mixer, combine frosting mix, corn syrup, vanilla, and boiling water. Beat on low speed until the ingredients are blended, and then turn the mixer to high speed. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 4-5 minutes. Next, turn down the speed to low, (please do so or else it will look like there was a snow explosion of powdered sugar) and gradually add in the 4 cups of powdered sugar. Add food color, nuts, or sprinkles, if desired. Mix until all of the sugar is incorporated. Then drop by teaspoonfuls onto the aluminium foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes in a preheated 325 degree oven. Remove from the oven and let stand for atleast 4 hours or until divinity feels firm. Turn candies over and allow to dry for another 12 hours. Store in an airtight container or put in freezer and store for a few months. 

Mixing it up, watch out for the snowstorm! I got my poor mixer a tad messy :( 

Once finished mixing it up, you can add in sprinkles, nuts, or even food coloring to customize the divinity. 

The little snowballs before they go into the oven- they are a bit scruffy looking here. 

It is amazing what just 5 quick minutes in the oven will do to these little divinity balls. The candies look much more fluffier and pillow-like.

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