Divinity Candy with Peanuts

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This Divinity Candy with Peanuts is truly is divine! A salty twist on traditional divinity candy with a little drizzle of chocolate. Perfect for sharing during the holidays!

Peanut divinity drizzled with chocolate on a decorative table

Divinity Candy with Peanuts

This Divinity Candy with Peanuts is one of my favorite candy recipes, especially during the holidays! Light and soft with a salty crunch of peanuts, this candy always manages to find a place on the goodie plates we take around to neighbors and friends at Christmas time. Now, this yummy treat takes some patience and time to make, but every step is totally worth it!

What is Divinity?

Trying to explain to someone who isn’t familiar with this Southern treat can be tricky. Is it chewy? Is it fluffy? Is it sweet? All of the above. Similar to nougat, this meringue-based candy is made with sugar, corn syrup and egg whites. Traditional divinity is made with pecans, but as you can tell with this recipe, I love mine with peanuts and a little drizzle of chocolate. Feel free to use other nuts or leave it nut free; both ways are delicious! Once the pieces of candy are cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Tips for Making Divinity Candy

Divinity can be a tricky candy to make, but if you follow the directions closely you can master this Christmas treat. It is so yummy and totally worth it. The most important things to having your divinity to turn out right are:

  1. Make sure you beat your egg whites long enough! You definitely want those stiff peaks.
  2. Watch your candy thermometer closely, you want to pull your pan off the heat right when your candy thermometer hits 255 degrees. Also, be sure you have a candy thermometer before attempting to make this.
  3. Pour the hot sugar mixture into the egg whites (while the beater is running) in a super slow barely steam of a drizzle. I’m talking painfully slow. I think it took me about 5 minutes to pour it all in.
  4. Be sure to let it beat for a good 8 to 10 minutes after that. My Kitchen Aid stand mixer was hating me, but you really do have to mix it that long.
  5. When making dollups of divinity, move quickly! It will start to stiffen which makes it really hard to spoon out. If it really starts to get stiff, add a drop or two of hot water and re-mix what you have left so you can start spooning it out again.

More Sweet Holiday Treats

Along with this delicious Divinity Candy with Peanuts, try some of these family favorites to share with your loved ones this holiday season!

How to Make Divinity Candy with Peanuts

Peanut divinity drizzled with chocolate on a decorative table

Divinity Candy with Peanuts

5 from 3 votes
This Divinity Candy with Peanuts is truly is divine! A salty twist on traditional divinity candy with a little drizzle of chocolate. Perfect for sharing during the holidays!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Candy thermometer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, mic together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved then add the candy thermometer and stop stirring. Watch for the candy thermometer to reach exactly 255 degrees, then immediately remove from heat.
  • While the sugar mix is heating up, use a stand mixer with a large bowl to beat the egg whites. Beat until the egg whites are super white, fluffy, and form stiff peaks.
  • When the sugar mix reaches 255, start to SLOWLY pour into the egg whites while the mixer is still running at a fast speed. You want to do a super slow drizzle, it took me about 5 minutes to pour it all in.
  • Once it is all poured in, continue to beat at a high speed for a good 8 to 10 more minutes, then beat in the vanilla and peanuts.
  • Using two spoons, make dollops of the divinity onto wax or parchment paper. Move quickly because the divinity will start to stiffen.
  • Let cool completely then drizzle on some melted chocolate and sprinkle on some chopped peanuts.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 90mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 1gSugar: 93gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    definitely my first time hearing of divinity candy! sounds very tasty and not too hard to make with your instructions.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe so perfect and on theme for Christmas! The colours work and the textures sounds fabulous. Bring on the peanuts!