French Chewing Candy

Lori McLain


Another childhood favorite was this taffy that we had fun pulling at get-togethers.....plain and simple....and fun from my Hoosier days :0)


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 6 c
    granulated sugar
  • 16 oz
    light corn syrup
  • 16 oz
    thick cream
  • 2 pkg
    gelatin, unflavored
  • 1/2 c
    cool water
  • 1/4
    1/4 of a cake of paraffin, chopped very fine

How to Make French Chewing Candy


  1. Cook sugar, syrup and cream to firm ball stage.
  2. Soak gelatin in cool water while other mixture cooks.
  3. Add soaked gelatin. Add paraffin, cook to hard boil stage.
  4. Pour into very well-greased baking sheet with sides and allow to cool 15 minutes.
  5. Pull the mixture until creamy white. Cut into pieces and wrap in wax paper. You can also coil the pieces if you like.
  6. ( When making this candy, it is best if temperature outside is very cold and dry)

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About French Chewing Candy

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #taffy

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