Old Fashioned Molasses Taffy

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!"


40 m servings 90 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • 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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  1. 10 Ratings


**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...

This taffy has great flavour and was easy to make! I ended up with 50 pieces that I shared with friends and family; they all thought it was delicious! Definately a recipe I will make again and a...

Actually you dont have to pull it if you dont want Taffy. My grandmother made this for us when we were little about 45 or more years ago. We called it Molassas Candy. Cook to hard ball, pour i...

I will need to try this again! the flavor was great but I didn't have the pulling down and there for made a mess!

I was very successful with this recipe. It had the texture and colour that it should and handled very well with butter on my hands like any taffy. I gave it a four because as great as it looke...

This was the best...And only taffy we have made. It has a great flavore and we had a fun time pulling it. Although it did start to melt a little after we pulled it for a while.

Very tasty. First time making taffy, went pretty well. I halved the recipe to try it. After cooking, I poured it into two pans. One pan worked fine and pulled into beautiful candy. The other pan...