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Chocolate Molasses Taffy

 Chocolate Molasses Taffy
For an old-fashioned treat that's sure to get smiles from guests of all ages, try these individually wrapped squares of chocolaty taffy. Yum!—Suzan Wiener, Spring Hill, Florida
100 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 teaspoon
  • butter; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water, molasses and
  • remaining butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook without
  • stirring until a candy thermometer reads 260° (hard-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate and vanilla. Pour into
  • prepared pan. Cool slightly. Score the surface into small squares.
  • Cool completely and cut along scored lines. Wrap candy in waxed
  • paper. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 pound.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 23 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.