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Microwave Divinity Recipe

Microwave Divinity Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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

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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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