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No – Bake Macadamia Millionaire Bar

Homegrown Tastes South Africa S2 Episode 10: No – Bake Macadamia Millionaire Bar

Serves 6

No – Bake Macadamia Millionaire Bar


For the base:

  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 30 ml rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp water, if required when blending

For the tahini caramel:

  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

To decorate with:

  • 250-350g white chocolate, melted
  • Macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • Gold dust combined with a splash of alcohol like vodka or brandy to make an edible paint


  1. For the base, prepare a loaf tin with baking paper and spray and cook. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until coarse. Using your fingers, press the base mixture into the loaf tin & set aside.
  2. For the tahini caramel, combine the ingredients with a hand blender until smooth and spread the mixture onto of the base. Place in the fridge overnight to set.
  3. Paint the roughly chopped macadamia nuts with the edible paint and set aside.
  4. Once the tahini caramel is set, remove the base from the tin and cut into bars about 1 1/2 – 2 fingers wide. Place the bars onto a wire rack then cover the bars in melted chocolate and decorate with the painted macadamia nuts.


  • South Africa has been the world’s largest producer of the macadamia nut since the 2010’s.
  • Macadamia nuts can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes or eaten as they are raw or toasted.
  • You can use this easy no-bake nutty base recipe on its own as a snack bar, in the form of a truffle coated in chocolate or for tarts and other dessert recipes instead of a sweet pastry base.
  • Serve this recipe as a tart instead of bars.