Vintage Saltwater Taffy
- 1 1/4 c
- cane sugar
- 4 tsp
- corn starch
- 1/2 c
- corn syrup, light (karo)
- 1/2 c
- 1 Tbsp
- butter, unsalted (irish organic)
- plus more for cookie sheet and hands
- 1/2 tsp
- sea salt
- 2 tsp
- extract flavor (opt)
- ( orange, lemon, cherry, maple, etc.)
- 1/4 tsp
- pure vanilla extract
- food coloring (opt)
Make your taffy
Let the taffy stand until it is cool enough throughout to touch with your fingers
Wash your hands thoroughly, then butter them. Pick up the taffy with 2 hands. Form the taffy into a ball.
Pull your right and left hands away from each other sideways in front of your body. (You will be pulling taffy for quite a while, so find a comfortable position or friends to help).
Double the taffy on itself by bringing the ends together on the left side and pulling the middle with your right hand. If you plan on making a lot of taffy, invest in a taffy hook. They are available through online kitchen stores. Install this large metal hook on your wall, clean it, and then hook the taffy around the middle, and pull. Double the taffy on the hook. Pull and repeat. This allows you to pull back and use momentum to help you, making it less exhausting.
Regrease your hands with butter as needed throughout the process of pulling.
Twist together ropes of different colors and flavors to form a striped candy. Cut with greased scissors and wrap in wax paper squares.