It’s week two of Christmas candy! I was feeling quite ambitious this morning and had my sights set on making divinity and fudge, but I realized I didn’t have all of the chocolate I needed to make fudge today. It looks like divinity will have to do for now.
A Christmas tradition in my husband’s family, divinity is one of those mouthwatering treats that no one can resist. My mother-in-law taught me how to make divinity last year and I decided it was finally time for me to attempt the recipe. Making this confection always seemed intimidating to me. A number of factors determine if this recipe will turn out or not (humidity, boiling the syrup to the right temperature, etc.), which made me tend to stray away from this recipe. I’m proud to announce that my first attempt at making divinity was a success! While I was beating the mixture in my Kitchen Aid, I was worried that it wouldn’t set (I ended up mixing it longer than I had expected), but with patience I was able to make these beauties.
The pecans in this divinity give the fluffy candy just the right amount of nutty texture.