Salt Water Pull Taffy

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

If you like Salt water taffies but don't want to go to the beach to get it, then try this recipe. It's also great to do with kids. They can help you pull the taffy. If you want a choc. flavor, then you need to go to a candy store to get the extract for it. do not use baking choc.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 teaspoon food coloring, of your choice
  • 34 tablespoon extract, flavoring of your choice


  1. Combin Sugar, Corn syrup, Salt, and Water in a 2 quart pan.
  2. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly till suagr dissovles.
  3. Heat mixture without stirring, until it reaches a hard boil stage. about 260*.
  4. Remove from heat, mix in remaining ingredients.
  5. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil, lightly spray pam on it, and pour the taffy onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Cool until just able to handle.
  7. Butter hands--gather taffy into a ball and pull.
  8. Continue to pull until light in color and hard to pull.
  9. Divide into fourths (1/4).
  10. Pull each fourth (1/4) into a 1/2" thick rope.
  11. Cut into 1" pieces using a knife.
  12. Wrape individually in wax paper.
Most Helpful

I didnt try this but My recipe looks identical except for I add either 1/4 tsp oil of peppermint or 1 tsp peppermint extract (or flavoring of your choice) I agree with gators mom and say too much flavoring. Again mine is the same with half the flavoring and it is phenomenal. Thanks

mellymouse_72283 September 27, 2009

My husband and I made this and were not happy with the results. I think there is too much flavouring added. And it just wasn't what we expected. It's not the first time I've made candy, so that isn't it. I wouldn't make this again.

gator's mom November 27, 2008