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Mauna Loa Kona Coffee Glazed Macadamias Recipe
Mauna Loa Kona Coffee Glazed Macadamias
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Snack
Calories: 180
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (3 reviews)

Its not necessary to use expensive Kona coffee when cloning these awesome glazed macadamia nuts from Mauna Loa. Since the coffee is combined with butter, sugar, and other ingredients, no one will know the difference. But you will have to make your coffee very strong. Use twice the grounds recommended by your coffee maker or use espresso for this recipe. you'll also need a candy thermometer since you'll need to bring the candy to precisely 290 degrees F before stirring in the nuts. Make sure to heat up the nuts in a separate pan so theyll be hot when you add them to the candy. This way the candy doesnt cool too quickly and the nuts get a nice thin coating of the goodness. The candy coating wont be as thin as on the original nuts, but its a pretty good copy considering your home kitchen probably doesnt come equipped with one of the commercial candy tumblers or enrobers you find on the production line in the Mauna Loa manufacturing plant.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" by Todd Wilbur.

3 cups dry-roasted macadamia nuts (two 6-ounce jars)
1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
jerry i h  
Submitted on: 09/08/08
1) good flavor 2) as written, the texture is a chewy, caramel-y, not so good, but the flavor was fabulous 3) 2nd batch cooked to 305-310: pefection. Crispy, crunchy. 4) note to professional confectioners: this is just an ordinary toffee using 2xstrength coffee for the dissolving liquid. try: you will love it, and can charge mucho $$$ for it. 5) note to home cooks: the hot syrup + nuts is dangerous and can cause serious burns; suggest you wear gloves 6) I used a silicone spatula for stirring and spreading. Worked great.
Submitted on: 12/06/06
Yummy. Now that I have eaten the batch I made for the party on the weekend, I will need to make another for them as I inhaled what I had made!
Submitted on: 12/05/06
Great recipe - my husband will love these! I recommend adding cinnamon if you like even more cold-weather kick. One problem: For folks who don't do as much cooking, the recipe should explicitly state if the "strong coffee or espresso" should be *prepared.* I bake and make candy regularly, so I could clearly see that the answer was yes...but this may not be obvious to everyone!