Cinder, or honeycomb, toffee, is a traditional British treat loved by children and grownups alike that can easily be made at home. Store cinder toffee at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a rimmed 8x12-inch baking pan and line bottom and sides with parchment paper, making sure the parchment sides reach at least 2 inches above the sides of the baking sheet. Grease parchment with butter.

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  • Combine sugar, golden syrup, water, and vanilla extract in a deep, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil, but do not stir. Heat to 310 degrees F (155 degrees C) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads, about 10 minutes. Brush the sides of the pan with a clean pastry brush dipped in water if any sugar crystals form on the sides of the pan.

  • Remove from heat and carefully add baking soda; stir quickly until foaming subsides and mixture turns golden. Pour into the prepared baking pan immediately. Cool until set, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size chunks to serve.

Cook's Note:

You can also use light corn syrup instead of golden syrup for similar results.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; carbohydrates 46g; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 247.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
Worked great! Also added a little coffee flavoring. Thinking I might try it with banana cream flavoring next as it'll probably pair well with the toffee flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2017
Wonderful recipe. Followed exactly and had excellent results. Taste is exactly as I remembered from childhood. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
Worked great! Also added a little coffee flavoring. Thinking I might try it with banana cream flavoring next as it'll probably pair well with the toffee flavor. Read More
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