Easy Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe

In this post you will use this super easy chocolate cinder toffee recipe to create one of the most magical treats to ever come out of a kitchen! Often called honeycomb or hokey pokey, this wonderful chocolate delight really is so much fun to make. With one secret ingredient, this magical mixture turns from a sticky bubbling caramel into a sweet and airy confection that is guaranteed to make you smile! Love Bonfire Night recipes? You should totally check out my bonfire toffee recipe too! I promise you’ll love it.

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: chocolate cinder toffee on a plate

In using this cinder toffee recipe, you’re basically learning how to make your very own Crunchie bars. Not gonna lie, they are literally one of my favourite chocolate bars EVER! I always seem to forget about them but, every now and then, I’ll notice them in the shops and pick one up. As soon as I take one bite I’m immediately in honeycomb heaven!

There’s just something about them. You can’t possibly deny how delicious they are. That’s why, when you realise how easy it is to make your very own at home, it’s the best thing in the world!

So! Do you want to learn how to make cinder toffee for yourself? Read on for the easy step by step recipe or watch my handy video guide to get you on your way.

Still looking for ways to really go the extra mile for your Bonfire Night party this year? How about my easy bonfire cupcakes or spectacular firework cookies?

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: chocolate cinder toffee on a plate

Top Tips for Making Chocolate Cinder Toffee

  • Get yourself a thermometer. This recipe is very tricky to do without one! Plus, they’re super cheap and very handy anyway. (There’s a link to a good sugar thermometer towards the end of this post.)
  • I recommend storing your finished chocolate cinder toffee in a metal container at room temperature. Sugar has a tendancy to ‘sweat’ when stored in plastic and this could make your cinder toffee go sticky.
  • Melt your chocolate as per the instructions in the recipe card below. This is the easiest way EVER to temper chocolate!
  • Whatever you do when making the cinder toffee, DO NOT STIR! This will cause the sugar to crystallize and render your cinder toffee useless.


Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: chocolate cinder toffee on a plate

Easy Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe

Here’s what you will need to make approx 20 pieces.

  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150 – 200g Milk Chocolate


Step by Step Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe Instructions

Line a 25cm square tin with baking paper and grease lightly with oil. Or, like me, just use a silicone tin as it won’t stick.

In a large pan, add the honey, golden syrup and sugar. Mix it all together now as it’s not wise to do so when over the heat.

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: sugar dissolving in a saucepan on the hob

Place the pan over a high heat and bring to the boil.

Bring the mixture to 145°C (it will take approx 2-3 minutes from boiling point – if you don’t have a thermometer, watch the video to see what it should look like.)

Now for the magic. Immediately turn off the heat, chuck in the bicarbonate of soda and give it a good whisk until you can’t see any more bicarb.

Quickly pour it into your prepared tin and leave to cool & set for 30 minutes.

When it’s hard, cut/break into large chunks.

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: broken cinder toffee on a chopping board

Either in a microwave or a glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, gradually melt the chocolate until smooth.

Place a sheet of greaseproof paper onto a baking sheet. Then dip each piece of cinder toffee into the chocolate, and allow to set on the sheet.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5 days.

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe: chocolate cinder toffee on a plate

See, I told you it was quick and easy! Chocolate Cinder Toffee is seriously gorgeous stuff, I absolutely love it. Like glistening gold dust smothered in a smooth, silky chocolate coat… drool. Yeah, they ain’t gonna last long that’s for sure!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s post, until next time my lovelies. Miss KitchenMason x

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Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe

Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe

Yield: 20 Pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This easy step by step recipe will enable you to make your very own chocolate cinder toffee. (Also known as honeycomb or hokey pokey.)


  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 200 g Milk Chocolate

Essential Equipment

  • 20cm (8") Square Silicone Pan


  1. Add the honey, golden syrup & sugar to a large saucepan and mix. 
  2. Set over a high heat and bring to the boil. You can swill a little if you have to but DO NOT STIR.
  3. Bring the mixture to 145°C then add the bicarbonate of soda and whisk immediately and briskly until it has dissolved.
  4. Quickly pour the cinder toffee into a silicone pan and leave for 30 minutes to set. Once set, break the cinder toffee into pieces.
  5. Break the chocolate into a microwavable bowl and switch your microwave to half power. Then heat in 10 second intervals, stirring well between each time until it's two thirds melted. Then stir continuously until completely melted.
  6. Dip each piece of cinder toffee into the chocolate then leave to set on a lined baking tray at room temperature. 
  7. Once set, store in an airtight container and consume within 5 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 85Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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7 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe”

  1. Alternativamente, aqui está o guia habitual que temos vindo a conhecer e amar. O que você precisa: 2 colheres de sopa de mel 2 colheres de sopa de Ouro Syrup 100g de açúcar refinado 2 colheres de chá de bicarbonato de sódio 150 – 200 g de chocolate de leite * * Para Gluten Free, verifique a embalagem como alguns são / alguns não são. Forre uma forma quadrada 25 centímetros com papel manteiga e graxa levemente com óleo. Ou, como eu, é só usar uma lata de silicone, uma vez que não vai ficar. Em uma panela grande, adicione o mel, xarope de ouro e açúcar. Misture tudo junto agora, como não é sensato fazê-lo quando mais o calor.

  2. Eu sei o que você está pensando … você quer uma receita livre de super rápido, super fácil, naturalmente vegetarianos e sem glúten certo?

  3. I love love love cinder toffee – that looks great!

  4. magdalena says:

    I will prepare this recipe, looks very good and it’s not hard to do

  5. Maura says:

    I am definitely going to have to try these!

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