Glazed Macadamia Nuts Recipe
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Glazed Macadamia Nuts Recipe

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I came across this recipe years ago, and it's been a hit ever since. Family and friends can't stop nibbling on the sweet coated nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 3 cups macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 191 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Spread macadamia nuts in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 5 minutes; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine 6 tablespoons sugar, corn syrup, oil and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage).
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Pour over nuts; stir to coat. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining sugar; toss to coat. Spread on foil to cool. Break apart and store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Glazed Macadamia Nuts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p80

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