Yummy Macadamia Florentines Made With Breakfast Cereal

Florentines are a cafe classic with their nutty, fruity, toffee crunch. And don’t forget the chocolate!

My eldest son has about 3 different types of breakfast cereals on the go. His favourite through winter and at the moment is porridge with brown sugar. This means that some of the other cereals have been left all alone in the pantry. So, I decided to find a recipe to use up the left over cornflakes.

Florentines are usually made with flaked almonds. I didn’t have any in the pantry – but I did have some macadamia nuts (surprise, surprise!).  They work brilliantly with the sweetness of the dried fruit and crunch of the cornflakes.

Do you have lonely breakfast cereals in the cupboard? Why not find a recipe to use them up.

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Quick, Easy and Mouth-Watering Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

Mmmmm… There’s no better way to enjoy macadamia nuts than with a cookie recipe that’s quick, easy and makes heaps to eat!

Macadamia nuts whilst still on a tree
Macadamia nuts whilst still on a tree

My parents have a gorgeous macadamia nut tree in their backyard. They planted it about 15yrs ago, and it has great foliage and even more gorgeous nuts. The bees buzz around pollinating the flowers and a few months later the nuts begin to appear. When they’re ready they drop to the ground. The nuts are then best left for 6 months or so, to develop their sweetness.

All my nieces and nephews love cracking them open for Grandma. In fact a pretty cool person (me) even bought her a super dooper nut cracker especially for macadamias because their shell is so hard. Check it out here.
So, the other day I was around at their house, and decided to crack myself some nuts to take home. The result was White Chocolate and Macadamia Biscuits. Here’s the recipe:

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