Microwave Divinity Recipe
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Microwave Divinity Recipe

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Not only is this the best-tasting divinity I've ever made, it's the easiest! Try it with and without the pecans.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. Place egg whites in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In a microwave-safe 2-qt. bowl, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes; stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook 6-8 minutes longer or until a candy thermometer reads 260°(hard-ball stage), stirring every 2 minutes. Just before the temperature is reached, beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. With mixer running on high speed, carefully pour hot syrup in a slow, steady stream into the bowl. Beat just until candy loses its gloss and holds its shape, about 15-20 minutes. Immediately stir in pecans and vanilla. (Do not overmix, or candy will get stiff and crumbly.)
  4. Working quickly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand at room temperature overnight or until dry to the touch. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave. We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Microwave Divinity in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p120

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Bkrbill User ID: 7472368 239470
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Excellent divinity. You're microwave's power is different though and you have to experiment with the time"

GaryBarbara User ID: 8661972 239414
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Visit I ruined all the ingredients as my mixer only took less than 4 minutes to overmix. No way was it 15-20 minutes."

Morgnzmom User ID: 8657459 239143
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Best divinity recipe ever! You must follow directions exactly as stated. I have always struggled with making divinity and had many fails. Not this time! Will definitely make again!!"

MrBerry59 User ID: 8154515 214708
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014


efwynne User ID: 4092460 186015
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"This was my first time making divinity..the recipe was easy to follow but I was a little slow on the last step..adding the pecans and the vanilla. Even after that mistake it still came out wonderful!!"

Mrs. Deborah Ann Meeks User ID: 7014250 114863
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Love divinity!! Especially when I don't have to use a thermometer or any ball stages."

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