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Toffee turns sticky situation into sweet solution

When Pam Bolen tasted a piece of homemade toffee at a church event more than a decade ago, she just had to have the recipe. But when she asked the candy maker for the ingredients, she was told the recipe was a secret.

That rejection inspired her to start experimenting with recipes for toffee.

"It took a few tries, but I finally came up with a toffee that was perfect," Bolen said of her crispy, thin toffee topped with creamy chocolate and finely-ground almonds. This determination to create her own recipe turned out to be a sweet investment in the future for her and her husband Ernie.

For several years,

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