Easy Caramelized Macadamia Nuts

Candied macadamia nuts
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Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total Time: 6 mins
Total: 12 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
225 Calories
17g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 83mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Looking for a delicious and simple sweet treat? This easy recipe for caramelized macadamia nuts consists of only two ingredients―nuts and sugar―and comes together in a snap. Another name for this recipe would be candied macadamia nuts. They are delicious on their own or sprinkled on salads or ice cream or other desserts. 

If you double or triple this recipe, you can turn them into edible hostess gifts.


  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, halved

  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar (castor sugar)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat a small, heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and macadamia nuts to the pan and stir.

  2. Continuing stirring gently until the sugar has melted and the macadamia nuts have caramelized.

  3. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool and then break into pieces. When completely cool, store in a tightly covered container.