Salt Water Taffy

Salt Water Taffy Recipe

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Kristi Luce


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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makes one pound


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


  • 1Mix sugar and corn starch in 1 1/2 Qt heavy bottom saucepan.
  • 2Stir in corn syrup, water, salt and butter.
  • 3Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is completely dissolved.
  • 4Continue 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.
  • 5Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.
  • 6Grease the sides and bottom of a 9X9 pan. Pour mixture into pan and let sit until cool enough to handle.
  • 7Pull and fold in half. Continue pulling and folding until it has a satin finish and light color.
  • 8Take a piece and pull until 1/2 inch thick.
  • 9Cut with scissors into 1 inch pieces.
  • 10Wrap in waxed paper squares.

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About Salt Water Taffy

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #taffy