Kid-Friendly Saltwater Taffy

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 2 pounds
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 2
    teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons margarine
  • 14
    teaspoon peppermint oil (or any other flavor you like)
  • 7
    drops red food coloring or 7 drops green food coloring
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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