Fete Food: Toffees

  • Author: Stacey | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: sweet
  • Method: boiling


The old 80s fete favourite! You can’t go wrong with toffee.



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 15g butter
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • hundreds and thousands


  • Place sugar, butter, water, vinegar and honey in a medium saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves
  • Increase heat and boil without stirring for about 12 minutes until mixture is golden brown and reaches the hard crack stage (154C on a candy thermometer).
  • Remove from the heat and allow bubbles to subside
  • Pour toffee into cases and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands


  • Not waiting until the bubbles fully subside will mean your toffee will be bubbly on the surface (as in my photo). A smoother finish will be had if you do wait.
  • You can keep these in an airtight container, they keep about a week

Keywords: old fashioned toffee, butter toffee, old school toffee, fete toffee