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Easy Christmas Divinity - TSLCThis divinity is so easy to make in the microwave and so good. You won’t ever make it any other way again!  Makes a great gift, too. This recipe is adapted from a Sharp Carousel Microwave Cookbook that came with my first microwave many years ago.

2 cups white granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans or nuts of your choice, chopped
Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in a glass casserole dish.  Cover with saran wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and take off saran wrap. Stir well and return to microwave uncovered.  Cook on high for another 4 to 5 minutes until reaches hard ball stage when a little is dropped in cold water.  Remove and cool about 4 minutes.  Beat egg whites until stiff with mixer.  Pour sugar mixture over egg whites beating constantly with mixer until mixture starts to lose its gloss and holds together.  About 4 or 5 minutes.  Stir in vanilla and nuts.  Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper.  Makes about 25 pieces depending on size you make them.  Enjoy! 
Note: To clean glass bowl you used in microwave soak in warm soapy water immediately after emptying sugar mixture.
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49 Responses

  1. I’m allergic to corn. What is a good alternative to karo or corn syrup?

  2. I always add a few chopped maraschino cherries to the last divinity in mixing bowl so divinity didn’t get too dry. Plus gives nice color & mild flavor

  3. Karo syrup

  4. I’m not sure what the recipe means by “beat until it holds together”. I’m new at making Divinity;would you please explain how I will know when I’ve beaten it enough? Thank you !!!

  5. Me and my granddaughter tried to make this divinity.. Unfortuneately it came out rather soft. I think I know what happened though.. We shoulda whipped it longer.. Is there a way to trouble shoot the recipe to make it a little harder?? I will make it again until I get it right!!

  6. After mixing it for quite a while with no success, I put it in the fridge for a short time and then mixed it more. It came together well after that!

  7. I have made this 2 times now and they turn out great I used almond flavoring instead of the vanilla

  8. Love it

  9. Mixer….do you use a hand mixer with this recipe?

  10. Looks really good will try it

  11. ive never had this stuff before what does it taste like?

  12. Could Splenda be used instead of sugar?

  13. My Grandmother used to add marashino cherries (chopped) to hers do you think they will work in this? Thanks! Any tips on adding the cherries?

    • I have not tried it with the cherries but I think you could do a few a see how it works.

      • I’ve never made divinity before. would the moisture fom the cherries make it sticky? sould I add them in while mixing or whenI add the pecans & stir? Thanks!

  14. most divinity needs to be made when it is not raining and the humidity is low…..other wise it could flop. Still tastes good, just looks a lil on the flat side.

  15. went on a trek today to find divinity. First stop, Walmart, They always have it at the Holidays right?? It is no where. Second stop, walgreens. No luck there either. Decided to try this, and it was super easy. Just like I remember it :) Thank you for sharing!!!!

  16. Thank You for this recipe. My mother made this for years , and only made it if the sun was shinning and very cold outside. I wish she was here to try it in the microwave. I will be trying this out soon, and wish me good luck that it works.

  17. I like to add candy flavoring that they sell in little 1-dram bottles at the drugstore. They’re available at many drugstores or online in many flavors; my favorite is Butter Rum. You can also drop them into those tablespoon-sized nut cups instead of onto wax paper. Makes them a lot neater and the serving size is just right.

  18. I always put an English Walnut nut on top of each peice of candy or you could use one half of pecan nut

  19. when a little is dropped in cold water so what does this mean?

    • You just take a few drops and drop it in cold water. If it turns hard in the water where you can pick it up and it is hard between your fingers, it is at the hard ball stage or you can use a candy thermometer and cook to that stage on the thermometer.

  20. Sounds good.

  21. Thank you so much for the recipe .Im gonna try it .

  22. always wanted an easy recipe. thanks.

  23. Looks delicious

  24. In high humidity just reduce the water by 2 or 3 tablespoons. Should be fine.

  25. I have made divinity for over 50 years, when it is sticky I let it sit in the mixer bowl about a hour to let it dry out a little. when it dries out you can drop it off of a spoon

  26. sounds good, but what wattage mircrowave are u using? and if its a 700 watt, would u first cook it longer than five min?

    • Mine is a 1000 watt. You just need to keep an eye on it that it does not start to burn and maybe cook a minute longer.

  27. Never made divinity before, but this looks so easy! I think I will try this for Christmas!

  28. I make this often and always use clear vanilla flavoring which you can purchase almost anywhere. This is one way of making sure it doesn’t turn tan or brown, etc.

  29. You can use clear vanilla too, if you don’t want the ‘caramel-ish’ color.

  30. I have never made it in the microwave, but am going to give it a try as soon as I buy some Karo Syrup. I have made divinity for over 30 years, some times it turns out perfect and other times not. Humidity does play a large role in turn out. I love divinity and will let you know how mine turns out when I get a chance to try this recipe. Love your recipes.

  31. I bought some Divinity, back yrs. ago from the amish. It had been droped by a spoon . They had put strawberry Jello in it , Just dry out of the box. It was very good,and not sticky. I guess one could use any flavor Jello that they may like. All so I do not know if it was the same recipe that you have here or not.

  32. this is far most the easiest reciepe for divinity!!! made some for Christmas for the family and it was a hit!!! made some just a few minutes ago for us so yummie !!!!

  33. I have made the recipe 4 times in the last 10 days. Mine was a little sticky until the last time. I beat the mixture a minute longer to which helped. Love the receipt & my family & friends do too.

  34. I tried the Divinity recipe today & it turned out beautiful. I dropped it by teaspoon fulls on the wax paper & did use the wooden spoon. After it had firmed up I went back & shaped it to have a smoother finish. Excellent recipe!!!!!! Thanks so much for posting it.

  35. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I definitely want to make some for gifts! It looks so good!

  36. My Mother used to worry about the humidity when making these! I wish she could see how easy these are to make now. I miss my Mother!

  37. What wattage is your microwave?

  38. Delicious!!!!!! <3

  39. Are the pecans (or nuts in general) optional by chance? If so, will these turn out differently if they are not added; meaning consistency or texture change?

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