6 Perfect Party Desserts Made With Macadamia Nuts

6 Perfect Party Desserts Made with Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are a favorite of many. Rich and indulgent, they take desserts to a whole new level. Besides the ever-popular almonds and pecans, macadamia nuts should always be present at your dinner party — they're sure to elevate your dessert bar.

Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies

Macadamias add some crunch to these chewy cookies, while brown sugar and vanilla extract bring out notes of caramel. — Nielsen Massey

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Macadamia Nut Fudge

There's nothing like a chocolaty dessert filled with delicious nuts. The delicious treat is perfect for dinner parties, because you can cut it into bite-sized cubes for portion control.

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Maple Macadamia Nut Malasada Bread Pudding

This warm dessert is the ideal way to end a dinner party. I would actually make it ahead, let the flavors settle and soak, then bake it to perfection.

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Paleo Macadamia Chocolate Chip Cookies

Learn how to make paleo-friendly cookies straight from George Bryant's book The Paleo Kitchen.

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Vegan Blueberry Basil Cheesecake

This vegan cheesecake is perfect for non-dairy consumers. It's a great way to serve a light and flavorful dessert.

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White Chocolate-Macadamia Drop Cookies

This recipe updates the standard white chocolate macadamia cookies that have been all the rage. These cookies are fairly large, chewy, and nutty-crisp. The recipe first calls for browning the butter in a saucepan and then toasting the nuts in the bubbling-hot fat for an extra-rich effect. — Simply Sensational Cookies

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Bake or Buy

Don't be afraid to grab a dessert from your local bakery. You do not want to make the mistake of planning a dessert that you've never made before, only to end up with a baking disaster. Just remove the desserts from their original packaging, place on one of your nice dessert platters, and serve.

Setting Up a Dessert Bar

If you decide the set up a dessert bar — a way to enjoy more than one of these macadamia treats — don't forget to evaluate your guest list. Double-check to see if you'll have any vegans, non-dairy consumers, or, above all in this case, people with nut allergies in attendance.

Where’s the Party?

Not every dessert can sit out in certain temperatures. The Macadamia Nut Fudge may not be perfect as an outdoor dessert, because it may melt before your guests can dig in.