Old Fashioned Molasses Taffy

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TeriNewman 3

"Have an old fashioned taffy pull with this delicious old time recipe. I used to make this 40 years ago when I was 9!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 90 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Bring the sugar, molasses, water, and vinegar to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the sugar has reached the hard ball stage, 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  2. Remove from the heat, and stir in the butter and baking soda. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and allow to cool until cool enough to handle, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, fold the taffy in half, then pull to double its original length. Continue folding and pulling until the taffy has turned golden brown, and is too stiff to pull anymore. Cut the taffy into bite sized pieces, and wrap in waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.
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**To Erin*** You pull taffy a little bit at a time, it's a family type thing. You can't pull it all at once because it's too much to work with. Get the kids to help and start with a baseball ...

This was fun to make and has an excellent flavor. It's now our favorite taffy.

I tried to make this recipe 3 times. I followed all the directions to a tee. I found that when it gets time to pull the taffy that it's really sticky and sticks to your fingers and hands, this r...