Molasses Candy (ole' fashioned pull taffy)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Dee514

This is the same kind of taffy you helped your grandmother make when you were a kid.

Top Review by Jmommy209

Really fun, easy and tasty recipe. I had loads of fun pulling the taffy once I finally remembered to take off my wedding ring! I didn't have light molasses, so I just used what I had on hand and used white sugar instead of brown. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, cook all ingredients stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, to the hard ball stage, about 260°F on candy thermometer (or a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms a hard ball).
  3. Pour mixture into a buttered shallow pan and allow to cool.
  4. When cool enough to handle, rub butter on hands and pull the candy (small portions at a time) until light golden in color and candy has a satin-like finish.
  5. Pull into long strips 3/4 inch in diameter and cut into 1 inch pieces with a scissors.
  6. When completely cooled, wrap each piece in waxed paper, twist waxed paper closed at each end.

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