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Taffy
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 2 min
  • Servings 4
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Pull family or friends together for a great taffy pull. It makes a great tradition!
Updated Jul 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

  • 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).

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Create colored taffy by using 1/4 teaspoon liquid food color for each batch.

Nutrition

30 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 8 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
0
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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