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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July: Homemade Salt Water Taffy!

 Homemade Salt Water Taffy!!!
 Easy to make...fun for kids to pull and roll...and makes about 6 dozen pieces!
 Here's the step by step:
 You'll need:
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups water with 1 tsp salt mixed in
1 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons of glycerin

Combine in a HEAVY saucepan and boil.
Stir regularly, but doesn't have to be constantly.
Use candy thermometer and boil it to 260 degrees...
(not quite to soft crack)

Then add:
2 tbsp butter
flavoring--we used creme de methe for a minty treat!


Let cool in saucepan a few minutes.
Then pour out onto a greased cookie sheet or a silpat.
We put 1 drop of food coloring on each
sheet so we could swirl the colors.

Let the sauce cool to the touch.
Break off a piece and begin pulling!
You need to stretch and smash it until it turns a pearlized color.
 And this is where the kids will want in!

 It's not clay.  Don't roll or smoosh it on the countertop...unless they are greased.
It'll make a sticky mess!


 We swirled red and green together and cut them
into pieces on freezer paper...shiny side up!

 Then rolled them like tootsie rolls!

 It made 5 dozen pieces...and we ate a bunch...so it should make 6 dozen!
 Great for Holiday gift giving!
Maybe for the kids to give their friends!

And you could use these tags!  :)





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1 comment:

James Reynolds said...

Thanks for the recipe, I've always been a big fan of candy, especially saltwater taffy. I used to drive to this little shop that was a good 30 minutes from my house just to buy them, but it closed down a few months ago. This recipe makes very similar ones to that shop I'm so happy i found it!

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