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Treacle toffee – my favourite autumn treat!

When I was younger my gran would always make amazing things for us to eat on bonfire night while watching the fireworks together in the garden. The whole family would come over so she would always make plenty such as parkin, chocolate biscuit cake and one of my favourite things was treacle toffee.

I absolutely loved treacle toffee, how it was crunchy but then melts in your mouth and goes chewy.

But now we can’t find any of the recipes and I’ve been left to find my own. It will never be the same but I’ve found a recipe that is pretty close!


What you are going to need:

  • Grease proof paper

  • 450g of dark brown sugar

  • 125ml of hot water

  • 1/4tsp cream of tartar

  • 115g of black treacle

  • 115g of golden syrup

  • Baking tray

  • Thermometer

  • Rolling pin (this is for the fun part)

(Top tip for weighing out the treacle and syrup: if you weigh with a well greased bowl/jug they will pour out a lot easier)


Anddd what you are going to do with it:


Line an A4 sized tin (or one of similar size, with a depth of around 1/2cm) with grease proof paper. Boil the kettle and measure out 125ml of hot water. Pop this into a saucepan along with the dark brown sugar and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved. DO NOT stir the mixture, if you need to move it around at any point just simply tilt the pan.

When the sugar has dissolved add in the remaining ingredients and in goes the thermometer. Again, try not to stir the mixture.

Bring this to the boil and boil gently until you reach a temperature of 140C. This may take up to 30 minutes but do not leave the pan unattended as this can change suddenly and you may burn your ingredients. As soon as this reaches the correct temperature pour the mixture into your tin and leave to cool at room temperature.

I would suggest not putting this in the fridge as the results are best when the mixture cools at its own pace.


Once totally cool, grab your rolling pin and smash that toffee!! Enjoy!! (I would suggest keeping your toffee in an airtight Tupperware box/tin to keep it from going sticky!)



A cool thing I like to do with my toffee is wrap it in cellophane with ribbons and give it out as gifts. Everyone loves it and you can show off your new toffee making skills!


Let me know if you try the recipe and if you follow me on Instagram make sure to send me your photos!!


I look forward to seeing them!



– Kaye xo

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