No-Cook Divinity | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

This is a great and simple recipe for divinity fudge. The recipe is an answer to a request by my good hub friend Candie V, who was one of my first, and is very loyal follower here on hub pages.

The No-Cook title is technically correct though you do need to boil some water. If you have trouble doing this on the stove top you might want to give it a go in the microwave using a corning ware (microwave safe) measuring cup and set on high for five minutes or so. Keep your eye on it as power settings vary from machine to machine. When it boils turn off the microwave. The other option is to use an electric tea kettle, the modern version will generally cutoff at waters boiling point for your safety. Russell Hobbs Tea Kettles are the Rolls Royce equivalents in this arena (ask any English Woman). While it doesn’t actually boil the water, it comes just short of doing so, (210F) and believe me its hot enough.

The options with this divinity are many and varied and one of my favorites is to use coconut instead of candied fruit or nuts. If you are going to use nuts I would recommend Walnuts or Macadamia nuts, for some reason it just doesn’t blend well with pecans for my taste. However if you substitute maple syrup for corn syrup, pecans work very well as does the coconut. I’d leave the candied fruit for the base version listed below. However you chose to make it please Do Enjoy!!


1 Pkg (7oz) Fluffy White Icing

1/3 Cup Corn Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

½ Cup Boiling Water

1 Lb Confectioners Sugar

½ Cup Nuts, Finley Chopped

Candied Fruit (If Desired)

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the icing mix, corn syrup, vanilla, and boiling water.
  2. Use an electric mixer and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. Transfer beaten mixture to a larger bowl and beat in confectioners sugar a little at a time. Fold in the nuts, etc..
  4. Drop by Teaspoonfuls on wax paper and top with nuts or candied fruits, if desired.
  5. Allow to dry on top; turn over and dry the bottoms, (Dry for approx 12 hrs turning over a couple opf times during the process), Store in an Air Tight Container.

Yield 45-50 Pieces

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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

Thanks for a good details of preparation.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thanks for Stopping by HP! Do enjoy!

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


I would have no trouble with the preparation phase, but I fear I would probably forget the turning over phase. I go into the kitchen after one specific thing and I see something else and return to my room and then remember what I hadn't done which was my original mission.

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Hammer, divinity was a holiday favorite and I never really cared for it, while everyone was elbowing each other for it I was hijacking the fudge. Given the idea of different complements you suggest the coconut sounds like it may be the answer, I'm going to get the stuff for this recipe and the fudge recipe with the extra to try a layered fudge of mixed flavors. Thanks for some direction to some easy make treats.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tom- Thanks for stopping by, I use sticky notes (POST-ITs) to remind me, I have em all over the place!! Do Enjoy!!

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Dusty - Glad you like the recipes, Do Enjoy!!

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like it would be a hit in my house.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by POP - a little bit of heaven here on earth for ya!! Do Enjoy!!

lynnechandler 6 years ago

I'm not a big fan of this sweet but my mom's best friend is and this will make a perfect treat to give her for her birthday. Thanks for putting this out there sounds perfectly delicious even though its not really to my tastes.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Lynne - Thanks for stopping by, being different is what makes us special, Hope you Mom's Friend Enjoy's!!

Keith S 6 years ago

How am I suppose to lose weight when you publish blogs like this?

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Keith - every piece is worth 30 push-ups or a quarter mile on your run!! All things in moderation lad!! Do Enjoy!!

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I've got to do a quarter mile just thinking about this!

Thanks alot! :)

pinkylee 6 years ago

always making mouths water ... another awesome recipe!! thanks so much

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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

This recipe sounds yummy but I'll have to stick with box mixes for my cooking endeavors.

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Lorlie - Go on and do a whole mile treat yourself to a piece or two!! Do Enjoy!!

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Hendrika 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

As I am South African can you please tell me what the Fluffy White Icing is? Thanks.

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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

Wow looks delicious.. how may calories does this dish has?

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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Great recipe, but.... "1 Pkg (7oz) Fluffy White Icing" Grrrrr.... Europe does not sell these goodies.... any translation for the old world?

Or tell me what it does and I'll try to figure it out, it looks sooooo goood and scrumptious!


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

This is great.............. now how do I get it to look like the picture?!?


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Hendrika and John - This is a product made by Duncan Hines in the US, it is canned frosting, but several steps lighter than the typical butter-cream sort you get in most flavors. I'll see if I can find a similar recipe so you could make some but I use the canned stuff here for simplicity. Will see what I can do to help...

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Sweetie1 - I haven't a clue how many calories are in this recipe, its sugar, mixed with butter, and more sugar, then add nuts, if you're counting calories, I would stay away, if you have the discipline to skip a meal for a piece or two you might want to give it a try, I personally make extra for my skinny friends he he...Do Enjoy!

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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Kaie - Practice Practice Practice---Thanks and Do Enjoy!!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I needed this last Christmas!

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Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Ah, the sweetness of it all....wonderful recipe...thank you for posting it!!! Hope you are almost done with the cookbook, I will surely get one!!

Have a Blessed Day!

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