Caramelized Cacao Nibs

Preparation info

  • Makes:

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2009

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cacao nibs


In a medium heavy sauté pan, stir together the nibs and sugar over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. The sugar will begin to melt and caramelize very quickly. It will take under 4 minutes until almost all the sugar caramelizes and only a few white specks remain.

Immediately remove the pan from the heat, stir in the butter to coat the nibs, and scrape them onto a piece of parchment