Old Fashioned Pull Taffy
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.
How to Make Old Fashioned Pull Taffy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.