Cinder Toffee - Recipe

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Cinder Toffee

Cinder Toffee (or honeycomb) is a crunchie sweet treat and can be eaten on it's own or broken up and sprinkled into a variety of desserts. It's also delicious with melted milk chocolate poured over the top and you can make your own take on a Cadbury's Crunchie bar.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your own honeycomb then Gill's granny's recipe is quick and easy to follow and is quite literally a ten minute recipe! The top tip when making any caramel based recipe is that you have to work quickly otherwise the mix will solidify and you won't be able to get out of the pot. So make sure you are prepped and ready to go.

The traditional way to eat cinder toffee is smashed and chewed while watching the fireworks on bonfire night and we can't think of anything better than this chewy sweet treat sticking our teeth together on the night!

Preparation Time:
5 minutes
Cooking Time:
5 minutes
Serves: 6


  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 55g butter
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


    1. Get all your ingredients measured out and ready as you need to work quick with this recipe! Grease a square tin well.

    2. Add the syrup, butter and sugar to a large pan until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolves and the mix begins to simmer. Bring to the boil without stirring the mix for a few minutes...not too long though as you don't want it to burn.

    3. Take the pan off the heat and add in the bicarbonate of soda. Stir and you will see that the mix will bubble and swell up very quickly. Pour this mix into your greased pan (don't wait too long as the mix sets very quickly) and leave to set for a while until it's cool.

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