Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Coffee Brazils

How to make coffee brazils:
Basically these are buttered Brazil nuts coated in chocolate. Walnuts can be used if preferred or substitute melted chocolate for the coffee essence. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


2 cups ground almonds
6 tablespoons icing/confectioner's sugar
few drops of coffee essence or 1 teaspoon very strong black coffee
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar
1 tablespoon water
2 cups Brazil nuts shelled
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Mix the ground almonds and icing sugar with the coffee essence or black coffee.
- Mix in the butter and work to a smooth paste.
- Dissolve the sugar in the water, and then boil for 5 minutes to syrup.
- Cover the nuts with the almond paste and press them into compact shapes.
- Spear them with a fondue fork, then dip them into the boiling syrup, twist to remove drips and leave them on greased baking parchment to harden.