Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Bars

January 30, 2013 / By Foodland

Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Bars

Sweet and chewy treats to share with friends and family!
Course Dessert
Servings 1 8" x 8" pan


  • Crust Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 0.25 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.333333 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 0.25 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Filling
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 0.5 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 0.333333 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon or dark rum
  • 0.5 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1.75 cups macadamia nuts, toasted, chopped coarse
  • 6 ounces coarsely chopped semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 square baking pan with foil making sure there is some overhang (so you can lift out the bars to cut them). Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and macadamia nuts in a food processor. Pulse the mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal, then add the cold butter and pulse until the butter is incorporated but you still see little pearl pieces of butter in the mix.
  3. Pat the mixture into the pan and bake the crust for 20 minutes, until golden.
  4. While the crust is baking, mix up the filling. Making sure the butter is melted but not hot, combine the ingredients evenly.
  5. When the crust is done, pour the filling over the warm crust. Make sure the mix is evenly distributed.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool the bars in the pan for 1 hour.
  7. Lift the bars out of the pan and cut into bars. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top as desired.
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