Honey Cream Taffy Recipe
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Honey Cream Taffy Recipe

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An old-fashioned favorite, this golden taffy gets my whole family pulling together in a special way! We wrap the melt-in-your mouth confections in twists of waxed paper and give them out to our holiday visitors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups honey
  • 1 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 63 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan with butter; place in the refrigerator. In a large deep heavy saucepan, combine cream and honey. Add sugar; cook over medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is melted and mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and boil for 1 minute. Uncover; cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat and pour into prepared pan (do not scrape sides of saucepan). Cool for 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, bring edges of honey mixture into center of pan. Cool 5-10 minutes longer or until cool enough to handle.
  3. Using buttered hands, pull and stretch taffy until ridges form. (Taffy will lose its gloss and become light tan in color.) Pull into ropes about 1/2 in. thick. With a buttered kitchen scissors, cut into 1-in. pieces. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Honey Cream Taffy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p29

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 207229
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I know this has 2 cups of honey in it, but for some reason I wasn't expecting the honey flavor to be as strong as it was. It tasted good, but I think I'll try a different flavor taffy next time. If you attempt to pull the taffy by yourself, I suggest letting it cool almost to room temp before handling it and work air into about 1/8 of the taffy at a time."

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