Monday, May 13, 2013

Homemade Salt Water Taffy!

What you need:

    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup light corn syrup
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons margarine
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil ( or any other flavor you like)
    • 7 drops red food coloring or 7 drops green food coloring

How to make:

*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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