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Kid-Friendly Saltwater Taffy

An old childhood favorite during the holidays. My sister and I loved pulling this candy.

Ready In:
1hr 20mins
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ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 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

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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  1. Fishmanvivd
    Also, at the end of the batch I waited on an electronic scale and got one pound in 5 ounces so I would change it to about 1 pound and a half because you're pushing it with two pounds. In the other hand I made 5 and a half pounds good recipe.
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  2. Fishmanvivd
    Hey, in stead of oil for flavoring you can use two packages of Kool-Aid that's unsweetened. Also the temperature is it's supposed to be 270 degrees Fahrenheit for 125 degrees Celsius.
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  3. Bigrockpaperco
    Paintedglass is right- it should be at Soft ball stage. I have a glump of stretched hardened candy and three blisters..... :(
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  4. mysticfishtales
    I think this is missing something..
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  5. Princez76
    I tried to make this recipe 2x and both times it came out like a thick liquid that was completely non workable. I was very disappointed with myself. I am sure it is my my own doing. I would apreciate any feed back. Thanks. Chrlee
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