Candied Glazed Macadamia Nuts

Experience the tropical delight of my Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Macadamia Nuts in just 10 minutes! This Hawaiian-inspired treat combines the crunchiness of macadamia nuts with a sweet and cinnamon-kissed glaze. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a source of omega-3 goodness, these gluten-free and healthily sweet nuts are a must-try!

Cinnamon sugar glazed macadamia nuts served in a white bowl.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a fellow macadamia nut enthusiast, I can’t get enough of my Candied Glazed Macadamia Nuts! They represent the essence of Hawaiian cuisine, highlighting the roasted macadamia nuts as the star ingredient. My recipe transforms a simple snack into a delightful indulgence that is so easy and hassle-free to make! The glaze, a blend of butter, sweetener, water, and ground cinnamon, elevates the nuts to a whole new level of flavor. These candied macadamia nuts are perfect for anyone seeking a quick and satisfying sweet treat!

Similar to my White Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts and Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts recipes, making these macadamia nuts are a breeze to make. The result is a delightful snack that combines the nutty goodness of macadamia nuts with a sweet and aromatic cinnamon glaze. If you’re looking for a simple yet incredibly delicious snack, these are the perfect choice. So, let’s dive in and discover the irresistible goodness of this Hawaiian-inspired treat!



  • Roasted Macadamia Nuts – lightly salted and Roasted Macadamia Nuts. 
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Sweetener  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Ground Cinnamon – ground cinnamon.

🌰 Macadamia Nut Note

Ensure you use pre-roasted macadamia nuts for this recipe. This is essential to achieve the desired texture in your candied macadamia nuts.

Cinnamon sugar glazed macadamia nuts served in a white bowl, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Combine butter, sweetener, water and ground cinnamon in a small skillet or saucepan and cook on low heat until the butter starts to slowly bubble and remove from heat.

Cinnamon glaze.

Step 2 Mix in the macadamia nuts until nuts are evenly coated. Transfer the glazed macadamia nuts onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper and place them individually ensuring they are not touching each other in an even layer.

Cinnamon glazed macadamia nuts in a frying pan.

🍳 Coating Pro Tip

Make sure that each macadamia nut is Thoroughly Coated with the glaze.

Step 3 Roast in the oven at 250F for 5 minutes and let it cool down before enjoying.

Cinnamon glazed macadamia nuts based in the oven.

💨 Cooling Pro Tip

For a quicker cooling process, you can place the candied macadamia nuts in the Fridge or use a Fan on low speed to help cool them down.

Paring Recommendations

For a savory twist, just skip the glaze and season your macadamia nuts with a delightful mix of garlic and onion, transforming them into delicious Onion Garlic Macadamia Nuts.

Cinnamon sugar glazed macadamia nuts being picked up with fingers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other nuts like almonds or cashews with this glaze?

Yes, you can use other nuts like almonds or cashews, but make sure they are roasted and not raw for the best texture.

Can I add other spices or flavorings to the glaze for a different taste?

Yes, you can customize the glaze by adding different spices or flavorings to achieve a unique taste. Some ideas to try include cocoa powder, coffee powder, honey, or even wasabi seasoning.

How long does it take for the glaze to cool and harden on the nuts?

The glaze typically takes about 5 minutes to cool and harden on the nuts. Once it reaches room temperature, the glaze will firm up.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, put them in an airtight container and keep it at room temperature. They will stay fresh for 10 to 14 days.

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Cinnamon sugar glazed macadamia nuts served in a white bowl.

Candied Glazed Macadamia Nuts

Discover the irresistible goodness of my Candied Glazed Macadamia Nuts recipe. These crunchy and sweet treats are the perfect indulgence for macadamia nut lovers. Elevate your snacking experience with these delightful candied nuts.
4.57 from 16 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: candied macadamia nuts, flavored macadamia nuts, glazed macadamia nuts
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 584kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Cinnamon sugar glazed macadamia nuts.
  • Preheat oven to 250F.
    Oven preheated to 250F.
  • In a small fry pan, add butter, sweetener, water and ground cinnamon on medium heat. Swirl the small fry pan around and cook until butter melts and starts to bubble, about 1-1.5 minutes.
    Cinnamon glaze.
  • Remove from heat and add in roasted macadamia nuts. Mix to ensure even coating on macadamia nuts and then set aside.
    Cinnamon glazed macadamia nuts in a frying pan.
  • Prepare an oven tray with silicone baking mat or greased sheet of aluminum foil. Transfer coated macadamia nuts onto silicone baking mat and make sure the macadamia nuts are not touching each other.
    Cinnamon glazed macadamia nuts in a silicon baking mat.
  • Bake at 250F for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes has passed, remove from oven and let glaze cool down and harden for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to serving plate and enjoy!
    Cinnamon glazed macadamia nuts based in the oven.


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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