Cranberry Macadamia Nut Crunch

Posted by on Monday, February 7th, 2011


Here’s  quick and easy treat which is always a Valentine or Christmas tradition at our house.  The recipe makes an elegant holiday dish.  I love giving gifts “from the heart” and this one is perfect for giving.  I’ve often wrapped a portion of the candy in clear cellophane then tied it with a pretty red ribbon.  This candy is even more tempting when placed in a clear glass jar and embellished with ribbon and perhaps a Christmas ornament.  You will spend more time packaging and embellishing than you will actually spend making the candy.  This is a fun project to do with kids!
In a large microwave safe bowl add:
1 pound of white almond bark
Melt in the microwave a minute at a time, stirring after each minute.  Be careful not to over cook, or burn.  You can also melt the almond bark in a double boiler on top of the stove, but I’m not very patient in the kitchen.  I am always IN A HURRY!
When almond bark is melted and smooth add:
1 6 oz package of CRAISINS (I use the original flavor, but the orange/cranberries are good too).
1 6-8oz jar or can of macadamia nuts.  I like to chop mine a little – not to fine, but not too big either.

Stir until blended and pour onto an 18” piece of wax paper.  Spread into about a 10×14 rectangle.  Let cool on countertop.  After candy cools, you can break the candy into 2×2 pieces.  I use my serrated cutter from Pampered Chef – it makes the edges fluted.  You know fluted edges are important.  It is a critical issue – if you are OCD like me!


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6 Responses to “Cranberry Macadamia Nut Crunch”

  1. Lynda Dinwiddieon 03 Dec 2008 at 9:42 pm 1

    Your recipes look great!! Good job! I have a question–do you have a recipe for a cornbread salad? I’ve looked in all my cookbooks and cannot find one.

  2. Taraon 03 Dec 2008 at 9:51 pm 2

    Hi Lynda and thanks for stopping by. Let me see what I can locate for cornbread salad. I know recently, I ran across one. Sounds tastefully southern! Please come back and visit often!

  3. Gayleon 04 Dec 2008 at 3:03 pm 3

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  4. Amyon 04 Dec 2008 at 9:11 pm 4

    Yay for the hits!! And yay for the recipes. You are fabulous.

    I have a wonderful recipe for cornbread salad if you can’t locate yours. Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send it to ya.

  5. Kathyon 05 Dec 2008 at 8:11 am 5

    I finally found a few minutes to check out your new blog and must say I am soooo excited! Having been the beneficiary of your culinary skills on several occasions, I can’t wait to try these recipes. Thank you, thank you!

  6. Taraon 05 Dec 2008 at 10:14 pm 6

    Thanks Kathy. Hopefully there will be something here worthy of baking! Come back and see me soon!