Old Fashioned Pull Taffy

Old Fashioned Pull Taffy Recipe

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Carole F


Boy does this one take me back to my early days...pulling taffy in my kitchen when I was a little girl with my family. This is an old favorite that has been around for ever. My Dad was the one who taught my older siblings back in the 40's how to make this, I came along in the 50's, caught the tail end of our taffy pulling days. Growing up with 10 siblings..you can only imagine how much taffy we have pulled! I have now passed it on to my children, as well as, my grandchildren. Give it a try..always a treat.

My Dad died in 1972. Oh the memories it brings back to life for me, because, I think of him everytime I make this awesome treat.


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  • 2 c
    karo syrup (dark or light)
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Old Fashioned Pull Taffy


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Continue to cook to a hard ball stage, 260 degrees on candy thermometer..or until a small amount of syrup mixture forms a ball in COLD water.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Pour into a buttered pan. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Don't wait too long, or it will harden on you.
  3. Take it in your hands and pull and stretch with your fingers until satiny and light in color. Pull into long strips about 3/4 inch in diameter, (long rope like look) and then cut into 1 inch pieces with scissors. Wrap each individual piece in wax paper..and twist on each end. Makes about 1 1/4 lbs. of taffy.

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About Old Fashioned Pull Taffy

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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