Russ's Salt Water Taffy

Russ Myers


Taffy pull anyone? Have some fun making this delicious candy.

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10 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


2 C. sugar
1 C. light corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. butter
1/4 tsp. peppermint oil
7 drops green food coloring
1 1/2 C. water

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar, syrup, salt and water in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook slowly, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cook to hard boil stage (260 degrees) without stirring. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into a buttered 15 1/2x10 1/2x1-inch pan. Cool until comfortable to handle. Butter hands, gather taffy into a ball, and pull. When candy is light in color and gets hard to pull, cut into fourths. Pull each piece into long strand about 1/2-inch thick. With buttered scissors or knife, quickly snip into bite-size pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom