2 Coffee Candies You Can Make At Home
Too old to go trick-or-treating? Never fear! You can make your own candy from the comfort of your own home. And the best part? You can make it coffee flavored. If ever there was a way to enjoy coffee without drinking it, it's in the form of sweet candy goodness. Make a couple batches and share them with your fellow coffee lovers.
1. Coffee Pecan Nuggets
This candy is great for sharing. You can make a lot of small pieces and arrange them on a serving plate at your Halloween party. Guests are sure to love them.
- 1/2 cup coffee, brewed
- 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, chopped.
First, brew up a pot of coffee in your Mr. Coffee® Optimal Brew™ 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker. Then spray the inside of a large pot with cooking spray. In the pot, heat the corn syrup, sugars, coffee, butter and cream. Stir constantly, otherwise the mixture could burn. When it comes to a boil you can reduce your stirring to once or twice a minute for 4 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and add in the vanilla and pecans. Stir thoroughly, then portion the mixture out with a tablespoon, making dollops on parchment paper. Allow the candy to set for 15 minutes, then enjoy.
2. Coffee Toffee
Not only does this recipe rhyme, it combines two great flavors into one super delicious treat. Forget pre-packaged candy - this will taste much better.
- 1/4 cup espresso, brewed
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
- 8 ounces chocolate chips.
Before starting, brew up some espresso with your Mr. Coffee® Steam Espresso & Cappuccino Maker. Then, in a saucepan, mix together the butter, corn syrup, coffee, sugars and salt. Heat until boiling. Use a candy thermometer to check that the temperature reaches 280 degrees. Then remove from the heat and stir in the almonds. Quickly spread everything onto a greased baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes. Once cooled, use a knife to break the toffee into pieces and serve.