Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar Taffy


"This was one of my mother's recipes."


1 h 25 m servings 58 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter a baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, vinegar, butter, cream of tartar, and salt. Heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted. Do not stir once mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Cook candy until mixture reaches 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. Remove from heat and pour into prepared dish.
  4. Pull taffy by stretching out into a rope with buttered hands, folding the candy over and repeating, until taffy is white and porous and becomes too stiff to pull. Cut into 1-inch pieces with buttered kitchen shears. Wrap taffy pieces in waxed paper and store in an airtight container.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Thanks so much for posting this--I used to make this with my grandmother. A tip if you want to color the taffy: add 5-6 drops of food coloring at the very end, and it will mix through the taffy...

This stuff is delicious! The vinegar idea turns most people off, but don't let that deter you. It's really very good and doesn't taste like vinegar. My mom used to make this for us as kids an...

Oh my goodness! I grew up on vinegar taffy! Then I made it with my children. This is even good if you don't pull it. and just drop it onto waxed paper in little globs. Here is a tip. you can rol...

This was a good recipe, but it tasted kind of weird. I put a half-teaspoon of vanilla extract to flavor it, but the strange, citrusy-vinegar taste was still prevalent. Maybe next time I'll use m...

When I tried this recipe the first time it didn't turn out, The second time it turned out very well it was tasty and REALLY FUN to stretch!! It did taste a tiny bit sour though.. And a big p...

Happy to see this recipe here. I have made it for years. The recipe has been passed down from my grandmother. It is always a big hit during the Holiday season. Fun to make and fun to pull. The...

Works great. 1st taffy attempt. It is a bit tangy ang would probably make a great orange or lemon flavored taffy. I didn't have those but used almond and butter flavor extract to add some flavor.

I love making candies, but I'm no good at it lol. I made this and it turned out great! I even split the recipe between 3 different cooling trays and used three different flavoring oils!! FANTAST...

Thrilled to find a recipe I grew up on here. An elderly woman used to make this every Halloween and we couldn't wait to go to her house. Great family fun recipe to involve kids!