Bonfire toffee is also known as Treacle Toffee or Plot Toffee and is traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night when the UK celebrates the downfall of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot. Rich, buttery and deliciously dark, this toffee also makes a great Halloween treat.
Before you start read the recipe notes for all of my cooking tips
Grease & line a metal pan (see notes for size) with baking parchment and put on a flat, heatproof surface. Also lay any silicon lollipop molds on a flat, heatproof surface
Put all ingredients into a large, heavy-based saucepan and put over a medium heat. Cook until all sugars have dissolved and the liquid is smooth and dark
Turn up the heat (medium high) and boil, stirring frequently, until the liquid reaches the hard crack stage (150C/ 300F) on a food/ sugar thermometer. This will take around 15 minutes - be patient and do not leave the pan unattended since it could boil over and/ or the toffee could overcook and burn
As soon as the toffee reaches 150C/ 300F, tip it into your tin and/or molds and leave to cool completely
Once cool, give the toffee a few firm taps with a toffee hammer or the end of a rolling pin to break it up. If using silicon molds, the lollipops should unmold easily.
Store in an airtight tin (using baking parchment to keep layers of toffee seperate) or wrap up in boxes or cellophane bags to give as gifts