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Microwave Divinity

 Microwave Divinity
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
32 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • Place egg whites in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let stand
  • at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Working quickly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand

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Microwave Divinity (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 83 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.