Old-Time Taffy Pull

Old-Time Taffy Pull

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"This is a delicious and basic recipe for taffy. Enjoy."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 98 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter one 8 inch square pan; set aside.
  2. In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, butter, cornstarch and salt. Mix together well and bring to a boil. Heat without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  3. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, almond extract, almonds and food color. Pour into pan. Let stand until cool enough to handle. (Taffy should be lukewarm in center as well as at the edges.)
  4. At this point, fold, double and pull the taffy until it is light in color and stiff. Butter hands lightly if taffy begins to stick. Cut taffy into pieces with scissors and wrap the pieces with plastic wrap to maintain shape.
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This recipe was great and I have made it twice already. I would, however suggest using 1/2 the amount of salt the recipe calls for. Thanks for sharing this!


Easy and a lot of fun! My kids helped with the pulling and it can get sticky. It's so much fun, a Taffy pulling party is in the works here!! I used flavorings such as banana, cherry and lemon you can buy from the grocery store in the spice section and it was very, very tasty! Thanks for the recipe!!


I made this recipe with a 12- and 11-year old. We took it off the stove at about 230 degrees, because it looked like it was starting to burn. We divided the taffy before adding the extracts; we made maple, mint and vanilla. Maple tastes like butterscotch. I think we pulled the taffy too long because it was very hard to chew- it actually pulled out someone's metal filling. We 1/2ed the salt, omitted the food coloring and almonds, it tasted great!