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Gluten-Free Cashew Macadamia Nut Caramels


  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups  white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp  gluten free good quality vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • sea salt for sprinkling optional


  • Line a ‘9×9’ square pan with parchment paper.
  • Spread the nuts on the bottom of the pan.
  • In a large saucepan add the white and brown sugar, milk, whipping cream, butter and corn syrup.
  • Heat on medium and stir until melted.
  • If your candy thermometer has a clip, now is the time to put thermometer into pot.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and stir constantly.
  • Cook mixture until it reaches 120 degrees C or 248 degrees F.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Pour hot mixture over the nuts.
  • * Optional: sprinkle some sea salt on the cooling caramels.
  • Let rest until cool on counter.
  • Cut into squares and wrap individually.
  • Cutting with a scissor makes it much easier.
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