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For over months, I have been thinking of making the macadamia nut fudge/ katli, but never got around to making it. The macadamia nuts we...

Macadamia Nut Katli/Fudge

For over months, I have been thinking of making the macadamia nut fudge/ katli, but never got around to making it. The macadamia nuts were a gift from Hawaii, and we had a cup and a half of the nuts left for me to prepare the katli. After doing a lot of research on how katili's are made, I finally decided to go with the no cook recipe version that is commonly used in making cashew katli. This recipe can be  prepared in less than 10 minutes. I was so happy with how it tasted and the texture was spot on, soft moist and chewy. Macadamia is a nut that has a high fat content. So, I decided to cut them into 3/4 inch cubes and enjoy them guilt free.


Blender / Mixer
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cutting Board
Rolling Pin


Roasted Macadamia Nuts - 1/2 cup
Milk Powder - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/2  cup plus 1 tbsp
Hot Water - 1 to 2 tbsp
Saffron - a generous pinch
Cardamon - 4 pods powdered


1. Blend the macadamia nuts and milk powder in the blender. If you just blend macadamia nuts, it starts to get very oily, so the milk powder helps to keep it dry.

2.  Microwave the powdered sugar for a minute to get it warm.  Make sure to remove the lumps in the sugar. Add the nut mixture to the sugar, using your fingers make sure to mix well so that they are well combined.

3. Finely crush the saffron and add to the mixture along with the cardamon powder and mix well.

4. Add 1 tbsp of boiling water to it and try to make a dough. If you feel the need for another tbsp add 1 tsp at a time, until it comes together into a firm dough. ( 1 tbsp = 3 tsp)

5. Sprinkle a tbsp of powdered sugar on the cutting board. Place the macadamia nut dough on it and flatten it.

6. Roll the dough so that you make a thick layer of 3/4th inch. Cut into 3/4th inch cubes. Store and enjoy.


  1. Love this no cook version Fudge.. Very inviting!

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  2. I like kaju katli. And while it may not be the same, any other katli would still be great.

  3. Love this katli wit macadamia nuts, great no cook version.

  4. Looks so very good!!! I am sure I cant stop with one.

  5. They look so delicious and so perfect..

  6. Love this nut. Looks delicious with sweet version.

  7. Prefect squares,damn attractive and irresistible.

  8. Fudge looks perfect and delicious

  9. Tried this katli turned out excellent.I felt this was a bit oiil than kaju katli.

  10. Hi Sailaja,

    I am glad you tried the recipe. I hope you added the milk powder to the nuts, it does get a little oily otherwise. Also the oil content might vary a little in the variety of macadamia used.

  11. Love the nuts! lovely recipe..

  12. hi dear, I just happend to come to the original source of recipe from some other space :) Nice recipe, would try out soon, but I wanted to know What procedure can be used without microwave? heating sugar powder in pan directly on stove would do? pls let me know :)

    1. I am sure you can try making it stove top by warming the sugar like they do it for cashew katli.

  13. I have macadamia nuts ( bought to try the nut milk) . This will be a very interesting twist. Can I use the raw macadamia nuts for the katli?

    1. Hi Anju,

      Thanks for the enquires. I have not tasted raw macadamia nuts. I know for cashew katli they use raw cashews, so why not. Taste the nut, if you like the raw taste, add some sugar and taste it. If you like the combo then I am sure the raw nut must work. Let me know how it turned out. Maybe send me a picture so that I can add to my post.

  14. That looks good- calorie rich but good.