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.
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