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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters

By Tessa Arias
March 30th, 2011
5 from 1 vote
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters are SUPER simple to make and have a SUPER delicious sweet and buttery flavor.

Cook: 10 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Sweet and buttery.
Texture: The nuts are both crunchy and buttery while the chocolate is luscious and smooth.
Ease: One of the easiest recipes I’ve posted in a while.
Appearance: Almost anything covered in chocolate looks enticing.
Pros: Simple, easy, and scrumptious. Makes for an almost guilt-free treat or snack.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made this recipe twice!

Today I woke up and left my teenage years behind to enter my twenties. But honestly, I didn’t feel any different. Either way, I’m excited to see what the next decade of my life will bring. If anyone has any advice on living well in your twenties, I’d love to hear! Before I start the day, I’d like to share with you this amazingly simple and tasty recipe that has just two ingredients: chocolate and nuts. Who knew just two ingredients could be so perfect together?

Thanks again to Oh Nuts for sending me these Macadamia nuts!

5 from 1 vote

How to make
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clusters are SUPER simple to make and have a SUPER delicious sweet and buttery flavor.


  • 2 cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place nuts in an single layer on a shallow baking pan and roast in oven for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove nuts from oven to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (not letting the bowl touch the water) or in the microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring often, until just melted.
  3. Pour the nuts into the chocolate and stir to combine. Using a tablespoon, scoop spoonfuls of the chocolate-nut mixture onto a silicone baking mat.
  4. Allow to cool and harden completely before removing from the mat to serve. Store nuts in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dark place for up to 1 week.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Kathy McQueen — September 22, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Best recipe for chocolate covered macadamia nuts on the internet! Yum!

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      Emily — September 23, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      So happy to hear that, yay!!

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    Natalie — March 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Awww Happy Birthday! I hope it was a great day!

    I LOVE macadamia nuts…been eating white choc macadamia nut cookies I made all week πŸ™‚ So, I really need to try these!

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    Tracy — March 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Happy birthday! Funny, I just found your website yesterday and made the WCMN cookies (delicious!) because a friend just brought me back a bag of macadamia nuts from Hawaii – and here you are posting another tempting recipe.

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    Tracey — March 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Tessa! Enjoy your 20's πŸ™‚ I still can't believe you're barely 20…

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    Susi’s Kochen und Backen — March 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy the twenties, mine are long gone :o( The clusters look great and I just love OhNuts and the quality of their products. Enjoy your special day, it is supposed to be beautiful here in AZ

  6. # — March 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy birthday Tessa! Hope your 20s are fantastic. Starting with these yummy looking nut clusters is a great idea πŸ™‚

  7. #
    Angela — March 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Happy birthday!!

  8. #
    fooddoodles — March 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Happy birthday! Those clusters look amazing. So simple but I can imagine how tasty they are. Macadamia nuts are so good πŸ™‚

  9. #
    Lauren — March 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Tessa! These clusters sound like a great way to celebrate the big 2-0 :).

  10. #
    Maria — March 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Happy Birthday and enjoy the twenties! Great sweet treat!

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