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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12 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!).
  6. Ndiaga
    What about raw honey instead of erythritol
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What about raw honey instead of erythritol

    Unfortunately honey is much too high carb for a keto or low carb diet.

  8. Ndiaga
    Hi Kristin, thanks for your answer. Do you have somewhere right nutrition fact about raw honey (mine is very very raw one, really.) Because I got my daughter to have African green tea + organic lemon + honey (about 1 to 1.5 tbsp) every night during her sleep time when she wake up for toilet. I am getting concern about her future. A fear about diabetes....
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You can locate nutrition information on the product label itself or from the USDA database.
    https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
  10. Karen
    Should the erythritol be granulated or powdered?
    Reply: #11
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Should the erythritol be granulated or powdered?

    It can be either version.

  12. Erica
    This Keto hard nougat (Turrón) recipe. Didn't turn out right and I followed everything I was instructed to do. This recipe didn't work for me. I tried using powered and , granulated sugar. Good luck to those who try it. Waste of my money and products
  13. Nichola
    I Was really looking forward to making this as the other desserts I've made from diet doctor recipes have been great, however this did not turn out as per recipe and instructions advise 🙄

    I followed directions to a T shame as it would of tasted nice but just wasted ingredients expensive on this one lol

    Worth a try I guess 🙈

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