Recipe By Cindy Carnes
Published Jul 13th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 2 dozen Calories 218.1

I made these for Christmas ’98 for work and had to make more for return trips back to work. They are very easy and decadent looking.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8 ounces vanilla flavored confectioners' coating
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages macadamia nuts
  • ½ tablespoon orange zest

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place candy coating in microwave safe bowl; microwave uncovered on high for 40 to 60 seconds. Stir every 30 seconds, until smooth.
  2. 2 Stir in nuts and orange zest. Drop mixture by teaspoons onto waxed paper.
  3. 3 Allow to sit until set, store covered in refrigerator. If desired, melt approximately 1 ounce semisweet chocolate and drizzle over.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 218.1
  • Carbohydrate 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol 3.9 mg
  • Fat 18.4 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.6 g
  • Sodium 17.6 mg
  • Sugar 11.8 g


  1. These are so tasty! One thing that no one mentioned is that the white chocolate will seize when you add the orange zest. It has water in it which seizes it. At first I thought I did something wrong since no one mentioned this. It worked out fine as I just sort of used my - Read more ...
  2. Easy tasty treat. Thanks.
  3. To good. I don't want to share. I had some Almond Bark that I couldn't figure out what it was before so this recipe was helpful! lol. I think Cashews would work too. (I didn't use any orange peel though).
  4. These are easy and sooo good. Just happen to be searching under easy candy and found it. I can't believe more people haven't tried them! Thank you Cindy!!!
  5. These are definitely 5 stars. My husband loved them and he is picky about sweet things. I used the white chocolate chips in a 2 cup pyrex and microwaved them on 10% (lowest power) in 10-15 second bursts until they were melted. Next time I will put the pyrex cup in warm water as I - Read more ...
  6. These were very popular on my Christmas trays! Very easy and a nice flavor to them!
  7. Complete decadence! My store did not have almond bark or confectioner's coating so I got white baking chips and followed the melting directions on the package (it calls for adding shortening to the chips when you melt them). My macadamia nuts were dry roasted and lightly salted. I didn't measure the orange zest just used - Read more ...
  8. wow fast tasty and pretty I love this have made them moer than once for my christmas trays people are always asking for the recipe! They are so quick and decadent! I put them in little mini candy cups. (like chocolates in a box come in) Really dresses them up. Thanks Cindy!
  9. These are so tasty and easy what a nice addition to the holiday trays! I really enjoyed them and like you I had to keep making more batches to take wherever I went.

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