How to make it

  • Have ready a well buttered 10 inch pan for it to cool in.
  • Combine in a two quart pot :
  • sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, salt and corn starch
  • Mix very well and once it's boiling you can check to see when it's ready by dropping a little bit off a spoon into cold water. If a hard ball forms, it's time to remove from heat and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 8 or 10 drops of food coloring. Place in the buttered pan and allow to cool enough to handle it. Now butter your hands and go have some fun. Pull it, bend it, flatten it and fold it until it is stiff and lightly colored like pastels. Cut into desired shapes and sizes and wrap in wax paper. If you work fast enough with it, you can even attempt ribbons or twisted pieces. It's a blast. This recipe will make about a pound of taffy. The more people you have playing with the soft candy, the more you may want to double or triple the ingredients.
  • Caution : Children must wait until an adult says it's okay to handle it, as it is quite hot and can leave some nasty burns if touched when it first comes out of the pan. Keep checking though. You don't want to allow it to get so cool that it's no longer pliable.

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  • maywest 13 years ago
    i cant wait till my grand kids get old enough but for now i will just baby sit my friends older ones 5-7 they will love this.thanks.
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  • cpcooksalot 13 years ago
    We used to have taffy pulls when we were little and now my children are bugging me to have one. This sounds like a great recipe for them to use. Thanks for the post.
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  • lacrenshaw 13 years ago
    This will be a fun thing around the holidays. Thanks, dimensionality!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I had to find this taffy recipe for my mom..she will thank you too, thanks!
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  • jett2whit 14 years ago
    sounds like a party! jett
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  • mrtnzangel8 14 years ago
    This sounds like a blast! I will let you know how it goes after we attempt it...thanx for the post!
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