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Glazed Macadamia Nuts

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
    5 cups

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Spread macadamia nuts in a single layer in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 250° for 5 minutes; set aside.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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