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Taffy

taffy Dessert
Taffy
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 2 min
  • Servings 4

Pull family or friends together for a great taffy pull. It makes a great tradition! MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 5, 2006

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
3/4
cup light corn syrup
2/3
cup water
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Grease square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with butter. Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, to 265°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a hard ball that holds its shape but is pliable; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour into pan.
  • 2
    When taffy is just cool enough to handle, pull it with lightly buttered hands until satiny, light in color and stiff. Pull into long strips 1/2 inch wide. Cut strips into 1 1/2-inch pieces, using scissors. (For easier cutting, wipe scissors with vegetable oil.) Wrap pieces individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper (candy must be wrapped to hold its shape).

  • Create new flavors by adding 2 teaspoons almond or rum extract with the vanilla or by adding 1 tablespoon peppermint extract and omitting the vanilla.
  • Create colored taffy by using 1/4 teaspoon liquid food color for each batch.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
60 mg
Potassium
0mg
Total Carbohydrate
8 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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