Hello everyone ♥

Happy Monday, I hope your weekend was great and that your preparations for Christmas are going well.

Today’s temptation, peppermint divinity, is the perfect Christmas sweet treat!

Divinity is quite sweet, dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in crushed candy canes.

A “southern treat” originally from the Savannah area in the USA.

Manuela’s Peppermint Divinity

  • 4 cups (900 g) regular sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tablesooon (250 ml) light corn syrup or liquid glucose
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (200 ml) cold water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 5-7 oz. (150-200 g) pecans, chopped

Plus:

  • dark chocolate, for dipping
  • candy canes, crushed

 

Put the sugar, corn syrup and cold water into a pan and place on a medium heat.

Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Now you’ll need a sugar thermometer.

Heat the sugar syrup until the temperature reaches 248 ˚F (120 ˚C).

When it’s 235 ˚F (113 ˚C) it’s time to start whisking the egg whites.

Put the 3 egg whites into a mixing bowl and whisk until very fluffy.

When the sugar syrup has reached 248 ˚F (120 ˚C), carefully pour into the egg whites while still whisking.

Pour in the syrup little by little, then continue whisking for another 5 minutes, adding the vanilla at the end.

Mixture done.

Tip in the chopped pecans.

Stir until the pecans are well blended into the mixture, but do this quickly as it starts to set straight away.

Place mounds of the mixture onto lined and greased baking trays, approx. 2 tablespoons per mound.

You have to work quickly here!

Leave to dry overnight.

And then they’re done and ready to be enjoyed…

I like to dip these into some melted dark chocolate and roll into crushed candy canes.

Place on a sheet of baking paper and leave to set.

Sooo good!

Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

The perfect Christmas sweet treat.

These peppermint divinity treats make a cute homemade Christmas present.

I hope you’re inspired!

You are precious ♥ – never forget that.

Hugs from me to you.

26 Comments

  1. Oi oi oi…disse tror jeg kan bli farlige her hjemme, hihihi 😉 TAKK for at du deler og at DU er DU, vakre Manuela <3 

    TLC fra Cat 🙂 

  2. Nina Elena Belseth Reply

    Ser kjempegode ut! Disse skal prøves ut! Men kan man kutte ut nøttene? Blir de like gode da, eller kan man ha noe annet oppi?  🙂 Har en kjæreste som er allergisk mot alle slags nøtter… 

    • hei Nina, ja bare utelåt det er ha litt knust candy cane in den istedenfør
      lykke til

  3. Åh vad goda de ser ut!! Tack för en superfin och bra blogg! Du hjälper mig att stilla mitt bakbegär nu när jag inte har någon ugn! Tack! 

  4. Heisann.
    Gleder meg til å sette igang å bake og å kose meg.

    Er disse sprø, og ikke så langt unne pikekyss?

    Nyt dagen, 
    Hilsen Åse

  5. Jeg fant bare vanilje essens på butikken, en flaske ser ikke ut til å inneholde stort mer enn 2 ts, kan jeg bruke dette i stedet for pure vanilje ekstrakt som du skriver? Tusen takk for svar:)

  6. Dear Manuela
    Greetings ,
    thanks for your best recipes all of them are delicious , yesterday i made fransk nougat every thing was good i also bought Wilton thermometer candy and did everything exactly what you said but after putting in refrigerator for one night the next day i found it still a little bite sticky and i couldn’t cut them like you well what should i do for next time to make it better i will appreciate if you help me . best regards mehraban

  7. Dear Manuela
    can i Use candy thermometer in oven for measuring oven temperature ? if yes how many minutes i should keep it inside oven ? well i just started to cook 3 or 4 month an there is a lot of point i don know i am really thank you for your kindness to answering my question , i love you

  8. Hei, 

    Hvordan oppbevares disse best og hvor lenge holder de?

    Ser fantastisk godt ut! 🙂

  9. Hei! Har bakt disse nå og gleder meg til i morgen når vi kan smake 🙂 Men… de fløt utover og ble flate… Hva kan jeg ha gjort galt? Røren ble jo ble veldig varm, var jeg for rask kanskje til å ta dem på bakepapir? Setter pris på svar 🙂

  10. Manuela…. Du er heeeeeeeeeelt fantastisk!!!!! Alle disse fantastiske oppskriftene dine!!! Du er en pen, søt og nydelig sjeni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lov meg at du ALDRI legger denne bloggen ned!!!!!!! Du har de beste oppskriftene og du bruker kun naturlige varer!!!!!!!!!!! Du er min store bake idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Klem Viktoria!!!

    • Åh skjønn du er Viktoria, lover deg så lenge jeg kan og har muligheter og folk besøker min blogg jobber jeg så mye jeg kan for å friste dere. God klem fra meg

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