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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coffee Toffee!

The great thing about toffee is... besides tasting amazing, it can be made from start to cooling time in about 30-40 minutes. I saw this recipe on tastykitchen and bookmarked it months ago, I just tried it and have to say if you like sweetened coffee this recipe is different and a keeper!
Coffee Toffee
1 C (2 sticks) butter
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp molasses
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp powdered instant espresso
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chocolate chips
*1 Tblsp shortening
3/4 C chopped nuts
  1. Place silicone mat, parchment, Reynolds Release or buttered tin foil on cookie sheet.
  2. In medium saucepan with candy thermometer attached melt first 6 ingredients over medium heat.
  3. Stir occasionally until it reaches 250 degrees then stir constantly until it reaches 298-300 degrees.
  4. Take off heat and add vanilla, stir well and pour onto prepared cookie sheet. 
  5. *At this point I like to wait about 6-7 minutes then sprinkle the chips over the toffee (the candy has to cool a bit before adding chips). You can test the chips to see if they've melted, it takes about 3-5 minutes... at that point spread them nicely all over the top of the candy and sprinkle chopped nuts (and nut dust) over the chocolate. Push the nuts into the chocolate lightly with your hands. OR-you could let the toffee cool and melt the chocolate and shortening in the microwave and pour over the toffee then adding the nuts.
  6. Let cool completely, then break into pieces and store in air tight containers.
Notes:
-Use a real vanilla but it doesn't have to be an expensive/fancy one.
-I used semi-sweet chips, I think milk chocolate would actually be better on this toffee.
-Toasting the nuts first would be nice.
Enjoy and have a happy day:@)

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26 comments:

  1. Good Morning Lynn!
    I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    The toffee looks yummy. I've made cookies and fudge and right now I am on sugar overload! LOL!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Oh YUM Lynn!! I love toffees and coffees :)

    I also wanted to remark that I have that same little dish and love it. So cute!!

    Merry CHRISTmas!
    Gail

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  3. Toffee - my tongue loves it but my teeth - or rather my fillings, don't. This looks scrumptious. Merry Christmas.

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  4. I tried making it one time and now I think I need to try it again, it looks amazing, great flavor!
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. Good morning Lynn, This looks divine. Surprise, I have all the ingredients but I probably won't make this. My hubs is a diabetic and he would not be able to resist this. Mmmmmm, I am giving this recipe to my nephew. He loves to make candy.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones Lynn.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  6. Coffee Toffee...YUM! Ok this one is going on my 'to try' list for sure. You always have the best recipes. Wishing you a wonderful day. Hugs, Linda

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  7. Oh, yum! Love toffee & coffee! Thanks for sharing!
    CAS

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  8. I love coffee and I love toffee(never really met a sweet I didn't like). Will give thiss a try. xo

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  9. The toffee looks yummy, Lynn. I always say I'm going to make candy but never seem to do it. This might be one I could do quickly which would be a big plus for me.
    Merry Christmas!!------- Shannon

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  10. What an awesome combination - no wonder they are spelled alike.

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  11. Coffee Toffee!! Oh my that has to be so good! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Lynn, does that ever look scrumptious!! Merry Christmas!!

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  13. Mmmmm.... one more yummy thing to add to my growing list of to dos! I just bet this tastes as wonderful as it looks too!

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  14. This sounds like something I would LOVE. I love Coffee Anything. :)
    xo bj

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  15. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

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  16. This sounds and looks so yummy! I'll save this recipe for next Christmas, or at least till after my daughter's wedding when my diet will be OVER, Lynn. I did not bake one cookie this season as I know I could not resist the temptation.

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  17. Toffee is such a favorite. this one looks really good. So easy and so yummy!

    Have a wonderful Christmas if I don't see you around before then.

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  18. ummmmmm... This one sounds fantastic. I have been reading about and watching so many great recipes being made, I want one of everything!! : )
    Have a merry Christmas!!!!

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  19. I like the addition of coffee to toffee! Sounds delish!

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  20. Toffee is one of my guilty pleasures and this recipe with coffee flavor sounds fantastic!

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  21. I have no willpower when it comes to recipes like this. The addition of coffee flavor sounds wonderful and I love the chocolate and nut topping. I'm going to pay in January. :(

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  22. Looks & Sounds good. I just posted a recipe for Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark... its good stuff :)

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  23. Oh my goodness. I may have to run out and get the goods to whip this up! This looks very very yummy!

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  24. Hi Lynn,
    It is really good to see you here today. I just love anything Toffee and this looks like a very special treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  25. I. Love toffee but have never made it. You may have given me the incentive.
    Lynne, it is a joy to have you in my blog life!

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