Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a deliciously dark toffee that is a hard candy when you first put it in your mouth, but softens until it is wonderfully chewy. I adapted this from a recipe that I found at (which is a great site for English and Irish recipes).


  1. Place the butter, water, and vinegar into a heavy bottomed suacepan, heat gently until the butter has melted.
  2. Add the sugar and molasses and allow to dissolve (takes about 20 minutes).
  3. Boil the mixture to a temp.
  4. of 280 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  5. Remove from the heat, allow bubbling to decrease.
  6. Pour the mixture into a well greased 8 inch square pan.
  7. When mixture has cooled, score surface into small squares with an oiled knife.
  8. When cold break into squares, wrap in cellophane and store in an airtight container.