Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Bonfire Toffee

How to make bonfire toffee:
A rich, sticky toffee for Guy Fawkes Night. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


4oz butter
8oz soft brown sugar
8oz golden syrup/light corn syrup
walnut halves
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the butter into a large, heavy saucepan and melt over a low heat.
- Add the sugar and syrup and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.
- Stir occasionally.
- Increase the heat and boil the mixture rapidly for about 10 minutes.
- The temperature should read 155oC/310oF on a sugar thermometer.
- Remove from the heat.
- Pour the toffee into a well greased shallow tin.
- Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Mark into squares and put a walnut half in the middle of each.
- Leave until completely cold, and then remove the squares of toffee.
- Store in an airtight container.