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salt water taffy

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Recipe by
Kristi Luce
Porterville, CA

Found this recipe in a box. It is in a mini booklet of recipes called Old-Fashioned Goodness that came off a Karo Syrup bottle a long time ago. I haven't tried it yet, but I will when the grandkids come to visit.

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Ingredients For salt water taffy

  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    light karo corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp

How To Make salt water taffy

  • 1
    Mix sugar and corn starch in 1 1/2 Qt heavy bottom saucepan.
  • 2
    Stir in corn syrup, water, salt and butter.
  • 3
    Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is completely dissolved.
  • 4
    Continue cooking, without stirring, until temp on candy thermometor reaches 260 F. If you dont have one; take a small amount and drop it into very cold water, it should form a ball and hold its shape when removed from the water.
  • 5
    Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
  • 6
    Grease the sides and bottom of a 9X9 pan. Pour mixture into pan and let sit until cool enough to handle.
  • 7
    Pull and fold in half. Continue pulling and folding until it has a satin finish and light color.
  • 8
    Take a piece and pull until 1/2 inch thick.
  • 9
    Cut with scissors into 1 inch pieces.
  • 10
    Wrap in waxed paper squares.

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