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Gluten Free Bonfire Toffee

I don't half love this teeth cracking toffee and it is so much fun to make. Come bonfire night you can usually buy it in supermarkets and it is normally gluten free but where is the fun in buying it! Jam packed with treacle and golden syrup is it both sickly and sweet but it tastes so nice and looks like it's come off the bonfire.

Added 4th November 2016
Updated 31st January 2021
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly
  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


450g dark brown sugar
125ml water
70g butter
100g black treacle
100g golden syrup
1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Preparation Time: 10 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 2 Hours 40 Mins
  • This recipe makes roughly 60 pieces

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Melt together all ingredients in a large saucepan over a medium heat until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved.

2. Using a sugar thermometer, keep the saucepan on a medium heat and leave the syrup to hit hard crack or 146°C, this will take a good 40 minutes or more, if the thermometer sticks at a lower temperature for a while, don't worry it will move again eventually! The sugar will bubble up a fair bit in the pan, so it is advisable to use a deep saucepan. Try not to stir the syrup too much while you wait for it to hit the correct temperature at it will knock the temperature back each time.

3. While waiting for the syrup to reach temperature grease a square or rectangle cake pan with either butter or oil. Once you have reached hard crack pour the mixture into the tin and leave to cool for at least an hour, then place in the fridge for at least another hour to set it firm.

4. Once set solid, take either a toffee hammer or a rolling pin and firmly hit the toffee to break it into chunks.

Nutritional Information (Per piece)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
48 10g 0g 1g 10g 0g

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