Friday, November 12, 2010

cashew Macadamia Crunch

I am a tad bit early for the holiday season,but I always refer to my Hershey's Classic Recipe book closer to the Holiday season to prepare some tantalizing treats. I have so far tried a couple  recipes from this book but intend on doing most . The recipes have always turned out excellent and more :) I made this Cashew Macadamia crunch and my husband and daughter thought it was bought from some gourmet chocolate place :) We all celebrated my blog which is exactly a month old today with this super crunch. I started blogging on the 12th of last month:) YAY!!!

Prep Time; 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours

Makes about 1 1/2 pounds candy

2 Cups(11.5 ounce package) Hershey's milk chocolate Chips
3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted or unsalted cashews
3/4 cup coarsely chopped salted or unsalted macadamia nuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter,softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup

1. Line 9-inch square pan with foil,extending foil over edges of pan. Butter Foil. Cover bottom of prepared pan with chocolate chips.

2. combine cashews,macadamia nuts,butter,sugar and corn syrup in large heavy skillet; Cook over low heat,stirring constantly,until butter is melted & sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to medium; Cook stirring constantly,until mixture begins to cling together and turns golden brown.

3. Pour mixture over chocolate chips in pan,spreading evenly.Cool. refrigerate until chocolate is firm.Remove from pan; Peel off foil. Break into pieces,store tightly covered in cool,dry place.


  1. Wow! those crunches look totally gourmet,mouthwatering treats for a happy occasion. Congrats Kavita!

  2. ooh... they look so yum...
    U have a wonderful space here.. no wonder ur blog got so many awards :)


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