Salt Water Taffy

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Darlene Summers

This is a good one to do with a bunch of kids or grandkids. It's a lot of fun to make and the kids will remember it for years to come.

Top Review by fatefellshort0626

This recipe did not work at all. I followed all the instructions precisely and it turned out to look like this nasty brown brittle chunk. It tastes like peanut brittle without peanuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch in 1-1/2 quart saucepan.
  2. Stir in next four ingredients.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Continue cooking, without stirring, until temperature reaches 260°F, or until a hard but plastic ball is formed in cold water.
  5. AFTER BOILING HAS CEASED, stir in flavoring and coloring.
  6. Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  7. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  8. Grease hands and pull until it has a satin-like finish and light color.
  9. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  10. Wrap in waxed paper.

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