(Recipe uses MIO products from Griffin Foods Company, Neighbors Coffee and Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores)

OKLAHOMA CITY - With the holidays around the corner, Made in Oklahoma offers the following Coffee Toffee recipe. Whether you wrap it up as a gift to your neighbor or add it to your holiday dessert table, this delectable treat is sure to ring in good cheer.

The recipe includes ingredients from three MIO Coalition member companies including Griffin Foods Company, Neighbors Coffee and Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon Griffin's Vanilla Extract

2 tablespoons Neighbors Coffee Instant Cappuccino, English Toffee

1 pound Braum's Sweet Cream Butter

2 and a half cups granulated sugar

3 tablespoons water

2 (12 oz.) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips

Optional: Confectioner's sugar or cocoa powder for dusting over toffee.

Instructions

Grease a long sheet of foil and place onto a heat-resistant surface. (If you have a Silpat silicone baking mat, this can be used instead of the foil.) In a small bowl, mix the vanilla with the instant cappuccino mix; set aside.

In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring butter, sugar and water to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches 300 F degrees or the ‘hard crack' stage. Immediately remove from heat and stir in the vanilla/cappuccino mixture; blend very well. Carefully pour hot toffee onto prepared foil or baking mat. Distribute chocolate chips evenly over the surface of the hot toffee. Using a spatula, spread the melted chocolate evenly over the candy. Allow candy to cool completely, then break into serving pieces and enjoy!

Tip: You can dust confectioner's sugar or cocoa powder over the cooled toffee if you wish.

You can find this recipe and more on the MIO website, www.miocoalition.com or download the free MIO iPhone app to find recipes, restaurants and more by visiting http://www.miocoalition.com/mioapp/.

Made in Oklahoma Coalition (MIO)

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition promotes brand awareness and consumer loyalty for Oklahoma food and agricultural products through collective marketing for the purpose of increasing sales, maintaining business retention and expanding Oklahoma's food and agricultural processing sector. MIO represents more than 30Oklahoma food and agricultural manufacturers that employ over 20,000 Oklahomans statewide. The coalition is supported by both private and public funds. For more information, please visit www.miocoalition.com.