Chocolate Macadamia Crunch Candy

"This is rich, sweet and crunchy. Even though I am not a dessert person, I like to have a little something sweet to serve to guests after a meal. These little candies were perfect as each guest can take as little (or as much) as they wish. From Taste of Home's 2003 Brand Name Recipe cookbook."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 pounds




  • Line a 9" square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan.
  • Butter foil.
  • Cover bottom of pan with chocolate chips.
  • In a large skillet, combine both nuts, butter, sugar, and corn syrup.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • Increase heat to medium, continue to cook and stir, until mixture begins to cling together and turns golden brown.
  • Pour mixture over chocolate chips in pan and spread evenly.
  • Cool and then refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
  • Remove from pan and peel off foil.
  • Break into pieces to serve.
  • Store tightly covered in a cool place.

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  1. This was easy and came out well but next time I will make a few changes next time around. One cup of chocolate chips would have been enough and I will use just one type of nut next time.
  2. I made this as a little something extra for the cookie trays. This was wonderful!!! This made a rich toffee like candy that I loved. I'm glad that I gave most of it away because I know that I wouldn't be able to trust myself around it. I used one cup of milk chocolate chips and one cup of semi-sweet chips (I didn't know which the recipients would prefer and I figured that everyone would be half satisfied this way). I had a little bit of trouble breaking the candy so I used a knife and pounded it with a kitchen mallet. This method produced a lot of nice sized pieces and a lot of "crumbs" too. Darn! I guess that I'll have to eat them! ;0) Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I know that I'll make this again (maybe tomorrow!)
  3. Oooooohhhhhh! Sweet, salty, and crunchy. Loved this! And it is SO easy to make. We also sprinkled the smaller "crumbs" onto recipe #68117 . :yummy:


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