Peppermint Divinity
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Recipe type: candy
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops peppermint candy flavoring oil
  • crushed candy canes or peppermint candies.
  1. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  2. Dissolve the sugar, syrup, and salt in the hot water.
  3. Cook the mixture, do NOT stir, until the temperature reaches 248 degrees or the firm ball stage.
  4. Wash down the sides of the pan with a damp cloth if any crystals form during cooking.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and gradually pour over the stiffly beaten egg whites. Beat constantly with whisk. You will probably want to use a stand mixer as this process takes quite some time.
  6. Add the extract and flavoring and continue beating until the mixture will hold its shape when dropped from a spoon.
  7. Drop the divinity by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or spread into a greased pan and cut into squares.
  8. While the divinity is soft, sprinkle crushed up candy canes or peppermint candies on top and gently press into the mixture.
  9. Divinity is a candy that takes patience to make as the process requires whisking for quite some time but the fluffy nuggets are a beautiful holiday treat!
Recipe by Sweet Pennies from Heaven at