Sweeten Your BBQ: Unexpected Ways to Use Cache Toffee in Summer Grilling

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Written By Heather King

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June 25, 2024
Sweeten Your BBQ: Unexpected Ways to Use Cache Toffee in Summer Grilling

Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious barbecue. But have you ever considered ways to sweeten your BBQ using toffee? Cache Toffee, with its rich caramel flavor and crunchy texture, can take your grilling game to the next level. Let’s explore how BBQ and toffee can be the perfect match with suggestions on how to use toffee in your favorite BBQ items, and share some grilling tips to ensure your toffee-infused BBQ hits the spot every time.

Sweeten Your BBQ: Unexpected Ways to Use Cache Toffee in Summer Grilling

The Unexpected Harmony of BBQ and Toffee

There’s a scientific reason why sweet and savory flavors work so well together to excite our taste buds. BBQ is all about bold flavors, smoky aromas, and mouthwatering textures while the sweetness and caramel notes of Cache Toffee complement the savory elements of grilled meats. 


Toffee offsets the saltiness of BBQ rubs and marinades while enhancing the richness of BBQ sauces. But it’s important to balance it with acidic ingredients like vinegar or citrus to help cut through the sweetness and create a more harmonious dish. You might also find that toffee’s crunch provides a delightful contrast to toothsome meats, making each bite more enjoyable.

Sweeten Your BBQ with Cache Toffee

From ribs to chicken wings, many BBQ dishes can be elevated with the addition of Cache Toffee. Whether you’re adding it to a sauce, using it as a topping, or incorporating it into a marinade, the possibilities are endless. 

Toffee-Infused BBQ Sauce: Creating a toffee-infused BBQ sauce is a great way to add depth and sweetness to your grilled dishes. Simply melt your favorite Cache Toffee into your best BBQ sauce recipe. The toffee will dissolve, creating a rich, caramelized flavor that pairs perfectly with grilled meats.


Toffee Crumble Topping for Ribs: For a delightful crunch, try adding a toffee crumble topping to your ribs. After applying the final coating of your favorite sauce, sprinkle crushed Traditional or Traditional Dark toffee over the top and grill to perfection. The heat from the grill will slightly melt the toffee, creating a sticky, crunchy topping that will wow your guests.


Toffee-Marinated Chicken Wings: Marinating chicken wings in a toffee-based marinade can add a unique twist to a BBQ favorite. If you’re a fan of coffee-rubbed ribs, try crushing Cache Toffee’s Brew together with brown sugar, allspice, and cider vinegar along with your favorite spices for a summer pick-me-up your friends and family will rave about. Or combine crushed Tango with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for a sweet and savory marinade with a bit of kick. Allow the toffee to fully dissolve and let the wings marinate for a few hours before grilling, and you’ll have hearty appetizers that are bursting with flavor.

Sweeten Your BBQ: Unexpected Ways to Use Cache Toffee in Summer Grilling

Toffee-Drizzled Grilled Vegetables: Vegetables can also benefit from a touch of sweetness. After grilling your favorite veggies, drizzle them with a melted toffee sauce. The natural caramelization of the vegetables combined with the toffee drizzle creates a delightful side dish that even veggie skeptics will love.

Toffee-Glazed Pork Chops: Pork chops are a BBQ staple, and a toffee glaze can make them even more delicious. Create a glaze by melting your favorite Cache Toffee flavor with a bit of apple cider vinegar and mustard. Brush the glaze onto the pork chops during the last few minutes of grilling for a sweet and tangy finish.

Toffee-Bacon Burgers: Burgers are a BBQ classic, and adding toffee can take them to the next level. Top your burger with crispy bacon and a triangle of Cache Toffee. The heat from the burger will melt the toffee, creating a sweet and salty combination that’s hard to resist.

Toffee Blondie Pork: For a delicious Asian or Hawaiian twist, pair Cache Toffee’s Blondie with pork. The mango and ginger in Blondie will pop, adding a fresh, vibrant flavor profile to your dish. Finely chop the Blondie toffee and mix it into your marinade or glaze, combining it with ingredients like soy sauce, pineapple juice, garlic, and a touch of chili for heat.

Sweeten Your BBQ: Unexpected Ways to Use Cache Toffee in Summer Grilling

The blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy will make your pork dish stand out at any BBQ. Just be careful not to overheat the toffee during cooking, as it can become bitter and hard if it overheats.

Remember, chop the pieces of toffee finely and add them carefully to your cooking adventure. Overheating the toffee can make it bitter and turn it into hard little pieces, so keep an eye on the heat to ensure your dishes come out perfectly.

Get Grilling with Toffee

Incorporating Cache Toffee into your BBQ repertoire is an unexpected yet delightful twist that will impress your guests and elevate your grilling game. By experimenting with these toffee-infused sauces and marinades, you’ll discover new ways to enjoy the irresistible combination of BBQ and toffee and bring a delightful caramel flavor to your summer gatherings.


Here’s to sweet and savory grilling adventures!