Molasses Candy (ole' fashioned pull taffy)

Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Directions

  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.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

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!

Jmommy209 December 12, 2009

I remember as a child, my family use to have "taffy pulls" at the house. My mom would "butter our hands" (that was the only part that I didn't like), and the fun part was the eating of the taffy afterwards!!!

GloriaJean in Michigan December 11, 2007

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