Recipe by Karen From Colorado
An old childhood favorite during the holidays. My sister and I loved pulling this candy.
Top Review by InBlackAndLace
Has no one realized that 265 degrees is WAY too high for taffy? I tried it without thinking and ended up getting "taffy" that wouldn't even bend. It shattered into pieces. I cut my losses and called it "painted glass candy".
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons margarine
- 1⁄4 teaspoon peppermint oil (or any other flavor you like)
- 7 drops red food coloring or 7 drops green food coloring
Directions See How It's Made
- Butter the sides of a 2 qt saucepan.
- Add to the pan the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt.
- Cook over med heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
- Continue cooking to 265 degrees (hard-ball stage) without stirring (mixture should boil gently over entire surface).
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in butter or margarine, flavoring and color.
- Pour into a buttered 15x10x1 inch pan.
- Cool about 20 minutes or until easily handled.
- Butter hands and pull candy until difficult to pull.
- Cut into fourths.
- Pull each piece into a long strand about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut taffy into bite size pieces using buttered scissors.
- Wrap each piece in clear plastic or plastic wrap with a Christmas design.
- Store overnight.