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Candied macadamias

These candied macadamias are reminiscent of nuts found in street stalls at Christmas time in the Northern Hemisphere. The crunchy golden spiced macadamias make a delicious gift or an amazing dessert sprinkled over baked fruits or pavlova.
Servings 1 cup
Course Snack
Preference Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Perfect for Celebrations
Skill level Easy

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole macadamias

Instructions
 

  • Place a wire rack over a large piece of baking paper and set-aside. Place sugar and water into a saucepan and stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the cinnamon and the salt until fully incorporated. Bring to the boil and boil over a high heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 113-115°C (soft ball stage).
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the nuts until completely coated. Remove from the heat and, using kitchen tongs, remove individual nuts from the candy mixture and place on the wire rack to cool. As the nuts cool, the mixture will crystalise and harden.
  • Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container or packaging for gifts.

Nutrition

Calories: 1354kcalCarbohydrates: 120gProtein: 11gFat: 102gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 79gSodium: 592mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 13gSugar: 106gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 137mgIron: 5mg

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