2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Cappuccino-Walnut Toffee


2 Cups Chopped Walnuts
1 1/4 Cups Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Dark Unsulphured Molasses
2 Teaspoons Instant Espresso
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 Cup White Chocolate Morsels
1/3 Cup Water


Preheat Oven to 350. Butter a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Let cool 30 minutes.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in sugar, brown sugar, molasses, espresso, cinnamon, salt, and water.
Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 290 (soft crack stage), about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in walnuts.
Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
Immediately sprinkle milk chocolate and white chocolate morsels over top and let stand 5 minutes.
Swirl chocolate using an off-set spatula.
Cover and chill until firm (about 1 hour).
Break toffee into pieces.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
Makes about 2 pounds.
Best Toffee Ever!

Cora Holt

This recipe has been around for years but no one ever made it. Several years ago I made it on a whim and served at the family Christmas party. Now it is requested by everyone. I even ship it to relatives in South Carolina each Christmas. It really is the best toffee I have had.