Salt Water Taffy

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    • #378613

      Homemade Saltwater Taffy is actually pretty simple to make and it makes for a great gift too.

      1 c. sugar
      2/3 c. water
      2 tbsp. butter
      1 tsp. flavoring-Vanilla extract (or any other flavor you prefer)
      3/4 c. light corn syrup
      1 tbsp.cornstarch
      1 tsp. salt
      Food coloring of your choice

      Generously butter a square 8x8x2 inch baking pan.

      Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and cornstarch in a saucepan, Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until candy thermometer reads 256 degrees.

      Remove from heat at once.

      Stir in desired flavoring and salt; pour into a well-buttered pan.

      Allow candy to cool enough so that you are able to hold it in your hands,

      Then pull taffy until it is light in color and stiff. Add food coloring if you like, now.

      Continue pulling until the candy is cool and is difficult to stretch. Pull into 2-inch strips, cut and wrap in strips of waxed paper, twisting ends in different directions.


      Makes 1 pound candy.

      You can also connect the sections together to make taffy ropes too!

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    • #464000

      Oh this sounds fabulous! What a great gift of old-fashioned goodness for any occasion!!

    • #464699

      Can’t wait to try this on my next baking day.

    • #464700

      Be sure to keep enough for you if you plan to give this as a gift! LOL!

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