Maple Sugar Chai Macadamia Nuts

Ughhhhh. Dude. I had this awesome dessert planned for you that I’ve totally made in the past but had to retest. I’m either doing something wrong OR my oven isn’t the temperature it says it is because the recipe failed TWICE. I’m pouting over here. Only child style. So instead of some special dessert bars, I made you guys a quick snack that is super easy! But I’ll figure that dessert out, don’t you worry! Urrrrrg. I’m so mad. Shame on you, Juli, get it together.

Speaking of shame, have you hated Facebook as much as I have lately? I had to stop looking at it. I’m absolutely over hearing people’s opinions about Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner. Well wait, I don’t mind seeing the positive responses because positivity is the best, but the negative ones…those people suck. Sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but hating on someone on your Facebook status, whose experiences you know nothing about and cannot connect with in any way…you’re a straight up bad person. Can you imagine not feeling comfortable with who you are your entire life? Probably not. But if you did, wouldn’t you do something about it? I know I sure as hell would. It’s just so disappointing seeing people be so mean about something they know nothing about. I guess ignorance is bliss. I just wish those people had mother’s that taught them, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Because honey, you’re the worst.

Ok, I’m off my soap box. You go girl!

You guys. Our yard is getting completely torn up right now to install a sprinkler system AND remove a random sidewalk in the back that led to no where. Since our house was built back in the day, the sidewalk used to lead to an incinerator. That creeps me out. I watch too many murder mystery shows. So now that it’s removed and there’s about 3,000 pounds of pummeled cement in our front yard, we look straight up trashy right now. We’re thoooose neighbors. Thankfully, I keep introducing myself to all the neighbors and in hopes that they like me. One of the most adorable ladies on the block asked if she could help me garden. SAY WHA?! I literally have no idea how to garden. All everyone does in Colorado is plant fruits and veggies like little farmers. Seriously, EVERYONE gardens. I don’t know when it became the hip thing but I am obviously not hip. How are you suppose to remember to water everyday?! I have a dog I have to water!

Ahhhhhhh. I just want to see Amy Schumer’s new movie NOW.


Maple Sugar Chai Macadamia Nuts

  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar, divided (you can also use coconut sugar)
  • 1 chai tea packet (spices dumped out of the tea packet)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the top with a bit of ghee or coconut oil.
  3. Place macadamia nuts on the baking sheet and toss in maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of maple sugar, and the spices from a tea packet.
  4. Bake for 4 minutes, toss then bake for 4 more minutes.
  5. Immediately place in bowl and toss with the last 2 tablespoon of maple sugar and a pinch of salt. Let cool then serve.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


17 thoughts on “Maple Sugar Chai Macadamia Nuts”

  1. ha! my husband and I just moved to Denver and have noticed two things: 1) everyone grows veggies and 2) everyone has a dog! seriously, compared to Seattle this is dog mania!!

    Amen on the positivity > negativity on FB. Preach!

  2. OMG!! I decided I needed these like RIGHT NOW because this recipe is basically all my favorite things. Chai and maple? I’m dead.

    I had some hazelnuts I’d been hoarding forever, so I grabbed those since I didn’t have macadamia. I also used turbinado sugar instead of maple, but…same difference, kinda? #notpaleo #sinner Oh AND I used my toaster because my real oven sucks and I’m impatient. Anyway, despite me kind of bastardizing your recipe, they turned out amazing. Probably going to polish off the whole bowl right now. Thanks Juli!!

    P.S. I made your blueberry muffin recipe from a couple years ago last night too. Also the bomb. Apparently it’s paleomg week up in here.

  3. These sound awesome! And I am in awe about Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner. I am so happy that she seems finally happy. I just can’t imagine being one sex on the outside but feeling another on the inside. I just can’t imagine! And for 65 years! I wish her all the best!

  4. Jennifer Gordon

    These look amazing. And I second your call for more positivity! Facebook seems to bring out the worst in some people. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. How hard is that?

  5. Oooh, this is soooo up my alley. Maybe a dumb question, but did you use roasted or raw macadamia nuts? Would it make a difference either way?

  6. These sound delicious, definitely going to try these. They are a great snack to have when your out and about or just sat watching TV. Can you put the nuts into a bowl with the ingredients give it a bit of a mix then line them on the baking sheet?

  7. This sounds delicious. Just curious if you’ve tried this with other nuts (cashews? walnuts? pecans?). Also – you actually use the whole contents of the tea bag rather than just using a chai spice mix? I’ve been making curried cashews regularly and it’s time to add a sweeter option to the snack table!

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