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If I had to sum up this recipe for Caramel Glazed Candied Macadamia Nuts in one word, it would be that — addicting.
Make these with caution, because they are so good that you're going to want to eat the whole batch as soon as they're cool! The smooth, buttery macadamia nut is perfectly paired with a simple caramel glaze, offset with a dash of sea salt.
This recipe was born out of a super craving I had for candied pecans. Since I didn't have any pecans on hand, I decided to try the macadamia nuts. And was I ever glad I did — I think I like these better than pecans.
Macadamia nuts are definitely a treat for me, considering I try to keep my nut intake to a minimum and they are quite pricey. That said, sometimes a girl deserves a treat, ya know?
The recipe is simple to make and only takes a few ingredients. The key is to make sure the caramel doesn't get too hot and burn. I have found out the hard way just how quickly that can happen. 🙁
So, just make sure you stand watch over the pan and stir regularly. These sweet, salty, crunchy treats also make awesome gifts, so make a big batch and portion them up for friends. That is, if you can avoid eating all of them first!
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Caramel Glazed Candied Macadamia Nuts Recipe
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- 1 pound macadamia nuts
- 1/8 cup grass-fed ghee or grass-fed butter
- 1/8 cup virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup mild honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder (I get my bean powder from Mountain Rose Herbs)
1. In a large stainless steel frying pan, combine the ghee, coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla over medium heat.
2. When the mixture just starts to bubble, add your macadamia nuts (careful not to splatter yourself — the glaze will be HOT!), and stir until coated. Spread the nuts so they are in an even layer.
3. Lower the heat to medium low (or low, depending on your stove) and let the mixture continue to bubble, stirring the nuts occasionally. The caramel will continue to thicken and reduce. Be careful to keep a close eye on it, as this can burn quickly.
4. Keep stirring until the nuts are golden brown and the caramel is thick.
5. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
6. Spread in a single layer on a silicone mat (if you have one). You can also use wax paper. If you like, sprinkle some coarse sea salt over the nuts at this time.
7. Let cool completely. I like to stick mine in the freezer to speed up the process.
8. Break into pieces and serve. Try not to eat all of them at one time … it will be very hard!
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