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EASY CHRISTMAS DIVINITY

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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75 Responses

  1. I’m excited to try this recipe. My mom used to make heavenly divinity the old fashion way & I don’t have the touch or patience. This sounds like a great solution. Thanks!

  2. I have used this recipe for the last 2 years..The best and easiest Divinity I have ever made! Thanks Judy!

  3. This is the fastest,
    best tasting candy ever! Thank you so much!!!!!

    • Completely failed and I followed the directions to the letter. I wonder if my microwave is more powerful than most since my syrup mixture turned brown and smelled burnt. Very disappointed.

  4. I have been looking for this recipe for years!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH

    • Major fail

      • try cooking the syrup until LONG string goes from upheld spoon to bowl— syrup will bubble white when it’s cooked long enough–also if it still doesn’t set well,beat in 1/2 c powdered sugar

  5. Came out perfect. Thank you!

  6. Sorry…..mine failed! I think it was human error. Will give it another try though.

  7. (Regarding traditional divinity) My mother and grandmother always told me that you have to make it on a sunny and clear day. Otherwise it won’t set up properly. Every time that my mother have made it on a semi cloudy day, it would be flat and crumble apart.

  8. My mother in law would make peanut butter divinity. After her passing I could never locate it in her clippings and recipes. Would you by chance know of one? Her peanut butter divinity was delicious!
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

  9. I feel like a dummy but what do you mean by “when a little is dropped in cold water?”

  10. This is an awesome recipe

  11. I am worried about times. I used to make peanut brittle in my micro from a book i got with it years ago. My new micro is more powerful. Burned it up. Should I adjust times for this receipe ?

    • My microwave is 1,000 watts Patsy and I use this recipe. Just take out and check if you think it is going to burn.

  12. My daughter made this last year for our cookie baking tradition and it was yummy. I’d like to try it in my 1250 watt microwave. How should I adjust the times?

  13. I love divinity I use to make it but I lost my recipe thanks for sharing it!!!!

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

    • Might try Karo syrup or make your own sugar cane syrup. Heating equal parts water and granulated white sugar, example: 1 cup water + 1 cup sugar, heat until it reduces down to a thick syrup. Let cool. Be careful not to burn it, then it will be too brown.

    • Golden syrup is a glucose based syrup used in England. It is fairly similar to corn syrup.

  15. 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

  16. Karo syrup

  17. 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 !!!

  18. 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!!

  19. 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!

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

  21. Love it

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

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

  24. Could Splenda be used instead of sugar?

  25. 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!

    • I make mine with the candied cherries, that works.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!!!!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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.

  32. Sounds good.

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

  34. always wanted an easy recipe. thanks.

  35. Looks delicious

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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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 !!!!

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

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

  48. 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!

  49. What wattage is your microwave?

  50. Delicious!!!!!! <3

  51. 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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