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Roasted Peanut Divinity



  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts


  1. Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a 3-quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves. Wash down crystallized sugar on sides of pan with a wet pastry brush a few times, as necessary.
  2. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, to hard ball stage (260 degrees F). Remove from heat.
  3. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  4. Pour hot sugar mixture in a very thin stream over egg whites while beating constantly at high speed of an electric hand-held mixer.
  5. Add vanilla extract and continue beating just until mixture holds its shape, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in peanut butter chips and chopped roasted peanuts.
  7. by rounded teaspoonsful onto wax paper.
  8. Let cool.

Makes about 5 to 6 dozen candies.


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