Recipe: Killing Me with Chocolate Kisses

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If you salivate at the thought of chocolate Kisses perfectly melded with Macadamia nuts – then read on. This recipe is not for weight watchers, and may even put you in a coma, but if you believe you only go around once, what a way to die! Maybe for safety’s sake, it’s best to eat a couple while on an exercise bike then immediately give the rest away to friends.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 3/4 (1-1/2 sticks) cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups unsilfted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3.25 ounces macadamia nuts (about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups)
  • Hershey’s chocolate kisses 


  1. In food processor, finely grind macadamia nuts to a semi-paste. You should end up with about 1/2 cup.  
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  
  3. Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat well. Mix flour,baking powder, salt until combined. Add flour mixture and ground macadamia nuts to creamed butter and sugar. Mix until blended.  
  4. Form 1-inch balls of dough and press a chocolate candy kiss into the center of each, taking care that the chocolate candy kiss is completely covered and enclosed. Bake 12 minutes lined cookie sheet. Do not over-bake. Cool on wire racks.  

Makes: 3 to 4 dozen

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