Molasses Candy (ole' fashioned pull taffy)

"This is the same kind of taffy you helped your grandmother make when you were a kid."
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
1 1/2 Pounds (approx.)
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, cook all ingredients stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  • Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, to the hard ball stage, about 260°F on candy thermometer (or a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water forms a hard ball).
  • Pour mixture into a buttered shallow pan and allow to cool.
  • When cool enough to handle, rub butter on hands and pull the candy (small portions at a time) until light golden in color and candy has a satin-like finish.
  • Pull into long strips 3/4 inch in diameter and cut into 1 inch pieces with a scissors.
  • When completely cooled, wrap each piece in waxed paper, twist waxed paper closed at each end.

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Reviews

  1. Really fun, easy and tasty recipe. I had loads of fun pulling the taffy once I finally remembered to take off my wedding ring! I didn't have light molasses, so I just used what I had on hand and used white sugar instead of brown. Delicious!
     
  2. I remember as a child, my family use to have "taffy pulls" at the house. My mom would "butter our hands" (that was the only part that I didn't like), and the fun part was the eating of the taffy afterwards!!!
     
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