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Macadamia nuts are super nutritious, rich, creamy and tasty. This makes them the perfect primary ingredient for a sweet treat that is "almost guilt free"!

This brittle recipe is pretty quick and easy to make, the only ingredient you probably wont have in your pantry is the Glucose Syrup. This can be found in the baking section of your grocery store. If all else fails, replace the glucose syrup with traditional syrup.


  • 2 cups - sugar

  • 1/2 cup - water

  • 1 cup - corn syrup (glucose syrup)

  • 2 cups - macadamia nuts coursely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons - butter

  • 5ml - vanilla essence

  • 7.5ml - bicarbonate of soda


  1. Line a sheet pan with wax paper or a silicone mat

  2. The cooking process happens quickly so its best to have all your ingredients premeasured and ready to grab and add at a moments notice.

  3. Using a medium sized pot, add your sugar and water and stir well.

  4. Add the corn syrup and stir until dissolved over a medium to low heat. Don't be tempted to turn up the heat, nice and slow is best.

  5. Slide your candy thermometer to the inside of the pot and make sure it does not touch the bottom of the pot, it must remain submersed in the syrup.

  6. Stir occasionally to allow for even heat distribution.

  7. Cook until you reach 120'C (250'F)

  8. When you reach 120'C, add the chopped nuts and mix well.

  9. Keep stirring slowly and continuously until the mixture reaches 150'C (350'F)

  10. As soon as the mixture reaches temperature, remove from heat and immediately stir in the butter, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla essence. (remember to have these measured and ready, as this is where time counts against you)

  11. The mixture will foam up, stir well to ensure all ingredients are well combined then quickly and carefully, pour the mixture onto the lined sheet pan.

  12. Spread the mixture evenly across the pan, not too thick. Once spread, pick up the tray and gently tap a few times on the table to remove any air bubbles.

  13. Leave to cool for approximately 20min. When still luke warm and tacky, take a sharp knife and cut into squares. DO NOT MOVE the squares, simply cut to mark a breaking point.

  14. Leave to cool completely. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

  15. Now for the best part - dig in and enjoy!

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