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How to Store Divinity Candy

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Your divinity candy came out scrumptious.  The few remaining pieces not devoured during Sunday dinner will need proper storage.  Divinity candy is very susceptible to the moisture in the air.  The candy MUST be stored in an air tight container.  This will prevent it from drying out and hardening.  Divinity, when sealed air tight, will last up to two weeks, and does not require refrigeration.

On the rare occasions where the candies last long enough to freeze - ordinary freezer bags work best. Put only one layer of the candies into a freezer bag and seal it. Then place that bag into another freezer bag. The double bagging prevents air, moisture and freezer burn from changing the consistency and flavor. When you want to enjoy your creation again, simply allow the candy to thaw on the counter for at least six to eight hours.

Whether you recently found a divinity candy recipe that sounds yummy - or are lucky enough to have a fool proof recipe handed down in your family, you know the difficulty of divinity is not in the quality of the ingredients.  Strangely, it is in watching the weather report before-hand. Professional candy makers will not even attempt to make divinity candy on a humid day. They will wait for a perfectly crisp and clear day. Weather controls the outcome of many candies, because they are made from sugar, which pulls moisture from the air.

If you have made a great batch of divinity candy, you experienced how complicated it was. The weather had to be perfect, the blending and temperature of the ingredients, had to be perfect. You had to work fast and furious to create your confection with perfection. The last thing you want is for them to be ruined. As long as you have some Tupperware or any other plastic container that seals freshness in, and moisture out - your divinity will be fantastic. If you don't abide by the weather and proper storage, they will be too hard, or too mushy to eat.

My Grandmother made divinity candy often. After spooning her mix into ice trays lined with wax paper, she let them sit for a bit to gain shape. She would always try and form them to resemble Hershey Kisses, and called them divinity kisses. Because she had 15 grandchildren, storing them was never a problem. Most were eaten before they were finished. Only on the days when she would hoard a few for her and Grandpa, did she actually use any of the Tupperware she bought from all our parties.

If stored properly, divinity candy can be enjoyed many times without predicting the weather - as long as they are kept in air tight containers and out of reach of the munchers in your family.

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