Halloween or Bonfire Toffee

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A great traditional toffee, made for Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) or Halloween.


  1. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Don't let it boil.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and stir until it bubbles and boils (don't leave it for a second- stir it constantly!).
  4. Test to see if it's ready by dripping a teaspoon full into a cup of cold water.
  5. If it sets, it's ready!
  6. Grease a flat tin with a thin layer of butter and pour in the mixture.
  7. Leave to set.
  8. When it's rock hard, shatter and enjoy!
Most Helpful

followed the recipe but the toffee would not set

daisymai November 01, 2011

We liked it.. I adopted you for Pick-a-Chef Spring 2007 and this looked like a good Birthday party recipe. The taste is great.. but.. we found that it was so chewy that a tiny piece almost glued your mouth shut, so it was less of a success than I had hoped. I poured mine out really really thinly .. onto a large commerical serving tray (metal) and a cookie sheet with sides and I definiately wouldn't have wanted it have been any thicker. Also, I needed to boil it for more than 10 minutes, stirring constantly before it got anywhere near setting in the water, not a probalem per se but the cooking time given definiately needs adjusting. This makes a LOT, especially given that such small pieces are such a mouthful.. it was popular becuase of the taste but not many parents or kids went back for seconds becuase it was so incredibly chewy to eat. Please see my Rating System: 3 stars for the great taste but a recipe that wasn't a real success over all. It was definiately worth a try, Thanks!

kiwidutch May 20, 2007