Keto hard nougat (Turrón)

Keto hard nougat (Turrón)

Turrón is a traditional Spanish Christmas candy made of honey, sugar and almonds. We have recreated this hard nougat with macadamia nuts, erythritol and keto love! The result is a crunchy, toasty candy that you can enjoy this holiday season without spiking your blood sugar.

Keto hard nougat (Turrón)

Turrón is a traditional Spanish Christmas candy made of honey, sugar and almonds. We have recreated this hard nougat with macadamia nuts, erythritol and keto love! The result is a crunchy, toasty candy that you can enjoy this holiday season without spiking your blood sugar.
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 ml macadamia nuts or almonds
  • 1 cup 225 ml (175 g) erythritol
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1 large egg whitelarge egg whites
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F (100°C).
  2. Line a small pan, about 8x6 inches (20 x 15 cm), with parchment paper.
  3. Put the macadamia nuts in a skillet and heat over medium heat until golden and toasted. Remove from the heat and add them to the loaf pan.
  4. In a small sauce pot, combine the erythritol and water. Stir occasionally while it heats over medium heat until the mix is completely fluid, translucent and comes to a simmer, this will take about 20 minutes.
  5. While the syrup comes to a simmer quickly beat the egg white and salt together until it’s white and foamy, almost forming soft peaks.
  6. While you continue to whisk the eggs, slowly pour in the syrup until fully combined.
  7. Transfer the egg mix back to the sauce pot and keep stirring with a spatula as you heat over low heat until the egg and syrup mix is smooth and sticky, about 30 minutes.
  8. Pour this mix over the macadamia nuts and smooth it out.
  9. Place the loaf pan in the oven for 2 hours. This is to dry the mix so the candy becomes dry.
  10. Once it is done, remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before unmolding.
  11. Slice or crack into pieces. Store wrapped in paper at room temperature in a cool dry place.

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4 comments

  1. Fabiane
    Love it! Made for Christmas 🎄
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  3. Tommie
    Seems strange to leave the oven ON for TWO hours at 400 degrees. Won't it burn? Seems awfully hot for this. Are we actually supposed to turn it off when you put the candy in? I've looked and looked, and perhaps I'm blind, but I see no reference to turning the oven off. (It is likely that I'm "blind" to this information!).
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    The recipe calls for the oven to be set to 200 degrees, not 400.
  5. Tommie
    Thanks, Kristin! (I guess I AM blind!).

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