Recipe by Theresa/ Thunderbird
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.
Top Review by Culinary Creationist
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.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.