Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull
Enjoy those childhood memories year-round with this easy-to-make Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull recipe made with granulated or brown sugar recipe.
- Serves: 24 persons
- 2 ½cups granulated sugar or packed brown sugar
- 1 ½cups light corn syrup
- 4teaspoons white vinegar
- ¼teaspoon salt
- ½cup evaporated milk
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Mix all ingredients except milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir often until sugar is completely dissolved. Increase heat and bring mixture to boiling. Slowly add the evaporated milk in a thin stream so boiling does not stop.
Step 3Put a candy thermometer in pan; continue stirring. Cook and stir constantly until mixture reaches 248 F (firm ball stage). Dip the pastry brush in water and gently brush sides of the pan to wash crystals from sides of the pan. Do this a few times while candy is cooking.
Step 4When candy has reached desired temperature, remove from heat, remove thermometer and without scraping sides and bottom of the pan, pour mixture onto a large platter which has been generously greased with margarine.
Step 5Let the taffy mixture cool until it is cool enough to handle. Grease your hands with margarine; take a small portion of the candy and, using only the tips of your fingers, begin pulling. Candy should be white in color and no longer feel sticky when it has been pulled enough.
Step 6Twist each pulled strip slightly and place on waxed paper. When all the candy is pulled, cut each strip into 1-inch pieces. Wrap each piece in waxed paper and twist ends. You can get a special colored paper for this. Store in a container with a tight-fitting cover.
Step 7Serve and enjoy!