Cinder Toffee for Halloween

Cinder Toffee for Halloween
This recipe for Cinder Toffee makes between 12 and 16 squares depending on the size of the squares.

It's so easy to make that it's almost impossible to go wrong. A warning though - it goes incredibly hard so watch out for your fillings.

Dipping the irregular shaped pieces into melted chocolate makes for an even yummier sweet treat!


5 tbsps sugar (any sugar although granulated is better)
2 tbsps golden syrup
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
(chocolate if you wish to cover your cinder toffee)


Before the toffee has set completely, it's a good idea to lightly mark squares on it with a knife as this means you can break it neatly when it is set.


Bullet Line a small baking tray with baking parchment.
Bullet Place the sugar and syrup in a medium sized saucepan.
Bullet Without stirring, allow the mixture to melt, just shake the saucepan a little to ensure it has mixed together.
Bullet The mix will bubble up and when it has turned a deep golden colour drop a tiny bit into a glass of water, if it goes into a firm ball, it is ready.
Bullet Quickly whisk in the bicarbonate of soda. This will cause the toffee to bubble up a lot.
Bullet Pour the bubbling toffee straight into the lined baking tray and allow to cool.

Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 2-3 mins

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