Salt Water Taffy (simple)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon flavoring (your choice but if you use extracts use real ones if they have them, otherwise don't skimp the cheap ones are full of alcohol fillers, ewwww. Mine are all vanilla)
  • a couple of drops of food coloring (your choice)
  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch in 1-1/2 quart saucepan.
  2. Stir in corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and sugar is completely dissolved. Continue cooking then, without stirring, until candy thermometer reaches 260 degrees or between firm and hard ball candy stage (mixture will form a flexible ball when drizzled in cold water).
  3. After boiling has ceased, stir in flavoring and coloring.
  4. Pour onto lightly greased pan. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  5. Pull the taffy with greased hands. This is a blast with kids or with a bunch of drinking adults.. ok you don't have to drink but it could be fun!
  6. Cut into 1-inch pieces and wrap the candy pieces in waxed paper.
Recipe by Cabin Goddess at