Greaseproof paper will NOT work, the molten sugar will soak into it and it will tear. Baking parchment has silicone on it and works a treat. Alternatively you can use a lightly oiled silicone baking tray.
came out really well and tastes really good but i made the mistake of cooking them to close together, you really do need a lot of room between them. - 29 Dec 2015
these didn't work for me- they spread too much and were far too sticky to properly. Shape- they didn't crisp up. I'm a very novice cook though so it could be my failure not the recipe. - 17 Dec 2012
They worked fine for me, although definitely make in two batches - if you make it in one then the mixture you use later stays on the heat too long and doesn't cook properly afterwards. I tried substituting kirsch for the brandy, which worked wonderfully and gave the snaps a subtle cherry flavour. Too fiddly to make for an everyday snack, but great for parties. - 05 Oct 2014