Microwave Pecan Divinity

Easy, melt-in-your-mouth divinity in the microwave! A tradition on Christmas candy trays and gift giving.

Photo by Diane V.
Homemade divinity made in the microwave

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

25

candies

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

25

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • 1/3

    cup light corn syrup

  • 1/3

    cup water

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    large egg whites

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3

    cup finely chopped or ground pecans

  • Waxed paper and Saran Wrap

Directions

It helps to get everything ready before you start: Chop or grind pecans and set aside. Crack the egg whites in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. In a 1-1/2 quart glass casserole dish, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt. Cover tightly with Saran plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Stir well, return to microwave UNCOVERED for an additional 4 or 5 minutes, or until it reaches the hard-ball stage, or 265 degrees on a candy thermometer. (Or when it forms a hard ball when dropped into cold water.) Remove from heat, stir, and set aside to cool for about 4 minutes while you beat the egg whites. Beat egg whites on high speed of mixer until stiff peaks form. Pouring in a thin, steady stream add the sugar mixture to the egg whites while beating constantly on high speed of mixer until it starts to lose its gloss and holds together well, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the waxed paper about 1-1/2 inches apart. Allow time for candy to set. Makes 25-30 candies.

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