Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is from Food 911 at Food TV.I haven't tried it yet but I think it would take longer than 15 minutes that the recipe says.It looked easy to make and any flavorings and coloring could be added.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- food coloring
- In a 4-quart saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt.
- Swirl the pot over the burner to dissolve the sugar completely, do not stir.
- Increase the heat and boil to soft-ball stage (250 degrees).
- Use a candy thermometer for accuracy.
- Wash down the inside wall of the pot with a wet pastry brush if necessary.
- Remove from heat, stir in the butter and vanilla.
- Coat 3 sheet pans with nonstick spray.
- Pour the mixture onto the sheet pans, dividing in 3 equal portions.
- Mix the peppermint extract and a couple of drops of green food coloring in 1 batch.
- Mix the orange extract and a couple of drops of yellow food coloring in another batch.
- Leave the plain vanilla batch as is.
- As the candy cools, lift the edges toward the center with a metal spatula or bench scraper so they dont harden.
- When just cool enough to handle, butter your hands and pull the taffy into long ropes.
- Twist and pull until the taffy is stiff and the color is even.
- Cut the ropes into 1-inch pieces with clean, buttered kitchen scissors.
- Wrap each piece in waxed paper and store in an airtight container.
I just got done making these, and it was really easy and fun! I made mine cherry and orange. I didn't want to bother with individually wrapping them, so I dusted them in powdered sugar instead, and though they're still sticking a bit it's helping I think. I will be making these again.
Not a recipe to make by yourself! I made this with my mother and two sisters, we divided it into halves instead of thirds, this seemed to work better. Also used different flavorings (watermelon). The vanilla half was excellent! as was the watermelon half. Definitly best to use a bench scraper when the mixture is cooling. I used a spatula and it made a enormous mess. We used a knife to cut the ropes into pieces. Some hardened before we could cut them, but after placing them in a ziploc bag we dropped them on the cold tile floor and they broke into perfect size pieces. Thanks for posting the recipe Theresa, my sister's loved being able to make taffy just like Grandma use to.