Molasses Taffy

Candy 401
Molasses Taffy
  • Cooking Time:
  • Difficulty: medium

Makes 1 1/4 pounds.



  1. Butter sides of heavy 2 quart saucepan. In it combine sugar, molasses and water. Heat slowly, stirring constantly, till sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring to boiling; add vinegar: cook to soft crack stage ( 268 degrees). Remove from heat; add butter and soda, stir to mix.
  3. Pour into buttered 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch pan. Cool till comfortable to handle.
  4. Butter hands; gather taffy into ball and pull with fingertips. When light taffy color and hard to pull cut in fourths.
  5. Pull each piece into long strand about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. With buttered scissors, quickly snip into bite size pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper.

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