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Fig and Anise Toffee

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Years ago when I was still living in Newfoundland and increasing my interest in all things cooking and baking, one of my friends and taste-testers came over for dinner and along with that dinner I made a loaf of fig and fennel bread out of some Martha Stewart mag.  I thought I was so fancy, lol. I don’t think she was overly fond of it and it was probably like a door-stopper, what with my bread-baking luck.  Thankfully we are still good friends.  That little dinner for some reason popped into my head as I was thinking up a new holiday toffee recipe, so this one goes out to that good friend.

 

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Cranberry Almond Crumble Toffee

 

Cranberry Almond Crumble Toffee

Happy holidays to you all !  And happy holidays to me as well, because I FINALLY got myself some Christmas baking spirit these past few days, and have been into the candy making as well.  I like to try a few new things each year, so I have two new toffee recipes coming up in addition to the other lovely recipes I’ve found (round-up to come!).

This recipe features a combination of cranberries, almonds, and spice cookies nestled in a buttery toffee, topped with creamy white chocolate.  The result was very Christmas-y, I thought.  Check it out for yourself !

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Strawberry Shortcake Toffee

Strawberry Shortcake ToffeeI like to sometimes turn candy into desserts (see cherry blossom everything!) and desserts into candy, like my apple crisp toffee.  This sweet treat is another one along those lines, and whipped up in time for a co-worker’s retirement get together, and inspired by strawberry shortcake, of course.  This candy is like a hint of summer, in the chilly days of fall!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Toffee

Pumpkin Spice Latte Toffee (2)Thought I’d whip up a seasonal candy for Halloween this year ! Inspiration of course comes from the spiced lattes so many people look forward to this year, and a new take on a favorite toffee recipe I have been making and reinventing for ages now.  I kept it simple and nut free for this recipe, but I’m sure it would be just as tasty with some walnuts or pumpkin seeds mixed in. Read the rest of this entry

Red Hot Cinnamon Toffee

If you are a lover of cinnamon heart candies that are everywhere this time of year, or just a fan of cinnamon in general, you’ll really enjoy this toffee.  With a little kick from cayenne and the addition of white chocolate, it is a creamy and spicy treat that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day you want to show someone a little love.

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Frosty Toffee Crunch

Frosty Toffee

I have officially started my holiday baking/candy making now that the tree is up and it looks nice and festive at my house.  Traditionally, we always put our decorations up later in December, leaving them up until old Christmas day, January 6th.  But as I travel home for the holidays, I wanted a little extra time to enjoy all my sparkly things!

With this year’s crop of kitchen offerings, I wanted to make something a little fun, and a little different from the usual red and green you may see on the candy plate.  This frosty toffee, with its crisp waves of icy blue and white chocolate confectioner’s coating, is filled with minty flavor and buttery shortbread crumbles, and if I say so myself, is pretty tasty (I tasted twice…just to be sure 😉 )  And hey, make it year round and call it Smurftastic toffee 🙂  Read the rest of this entry

Apple Crisp Toffee

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It occurred to me that I hadn’t really made any candy in a while, save for some I used as ingredients in the cheesecakes I made recently. And it being apple season, this little treat was the result.  These toffees are not only great for gift-giving, but would make a great addition to any Halloween or Thanksgiving treat table.  Or just because you want to whip up a little autumn treat for sharing, which is what I plan to do with my batch.  Read the rest of this entry