Salt water taffy recipe

It took me a while to make this, but... it was all worth it.  The taffy was so good and had a wonderful buttery minty flavor.

Salt water taffy   recipe from here

2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. light corn syrup
3/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter (I used butter)
1 tsp. flavoring oil or extract (If you want a stronger flavor just add a little more)

Prepare a heat safe dish by lightly buttering it (I used a baking sheet)  If you are making more that one flavor, prep said amount of dishes.  Also lightly butter a spatula for each flavor, and have each flavor and food color ready.

In a saucepan, sift together sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in corn syrup, water, salt and butter.  Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.  Cover pan and bring to a boil for 2 or 3 minutes.  (I did this and walked to another room, and it boiled over... not pretty.  So I would turn down the heat, put the lid at an angle to let a little steam escape, but still make sure that it was boiling.)  Uncover, place thermometer in pan and cook to 256-266 degrees F.  The lower temperature will result in a chewier taffy, the higher a more brittle texture.  Remove from heat and add food color and flavoring.  Stir gently, pour into prepared dish/pan.

When cool enough to handle, grease hands and pull the warm candy with fingertips, pulling out to about 12 inches at first.  Quickly turn candy back from fingertips of one hand to the other hand, then catch center and pull again.  This will incorporate air into the candy.  Continue pulling until taffy is light in color and has a satiny gloss, about twenty minutes.  Pull into a long rope, cut with greased scissors and wrap in waxed paper squares, twisting ends.

                                                                        My taffy...

P.S  Our trip is going great!  Flying was so much fun.  I'll have tons of pictures to share later. :)
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  1. umm...YUM!!!!! Looks good! I may have to try this!!! and glad your trip is going well! can't wait for all the pictures!:)

  2. thanks for the recipe!!! i'm gonna have to give this a try sometime soon. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  3. I have had so much trouble trying to make taffy...gotta give this a try! Mine usually ends up like ooze :P

    <3 Cambria

  4. Looks delicious!!

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