Treacle toffee

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  • Makes: 4 bags

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

Treacle toffee is a great addition to a Halloween or Bonfire Night party. Easy to make, this treacle toffee recipe is a sticky sweet treat that is perfect as a food gift or a sweet treat at special occasions. This recipe makes 4 gift bags worth and will take around 50 mins to make, plus cooling time. The treacle will set hard so be careful when it comes to breaking with a rolling pin. If you don't want pieces of treacle to fly everywhere when breaking up, place a kitchen or tea towel over the top before smashing.

To make regular toffee follow this recipe with only the butter and sugar


  • 350g salted butter, softened
  • 200g black treacle
  • 425g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 397g can condensed milk


  1. Gently melt the butter, treacle, sugar and milk in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth turn up the heat to high and boil to 130C, stirring so the mixture doesn’t catch and burn on the bottom.
  3. Pour into a 24cm x 32 cm baking dish lined with buttered greaseproof paper and leave to sit for 10 mins before putting in the fridge to set.
  4. Once set, bash with a rolling pin to break up and serve.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Sounds like you never boiled it for long enough..


How long does it take to set?? Mines been in fridge for 15hrs and still not solid


How long does it take to set hard? I folled instructions and its still soft been in fridge since 8pm last night any ideas ?


Outstanding! Kids loved the toffee


Yep, just like my grandma used to make too - sounds like fireworks going off when you bite into it! Easy peasy and v delicious!


I made this for a bonfire party and it got the thumbs up from everyone. It was easy to make and tasted delicious, just like grandma used to make. : )

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