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Orange Taffy

 Orange Taffy
This taffy has a satisfying tang that hits the tongue just before the sweetness. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe years ago. It takes time to wrap all the little candies, but the kids can help. It's a great way to involve them in the kitchen. -Christine Olson, Horse Creek, California
72 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + cooling


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed


  • In a heavy saucepan, combine first four ingredients. Cook and stir
  • over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil and
  • cook until a candy thermometer reads 245° (firm-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; gradually add cream and butter. Return to the
  • heat; cook and stir until mixture reaches 245° again.
  • Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; cool. When cool
  • enough to handle, roll into 1/2-in. logs or 1-in. balls. Wrap
  • individually in foil or waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 6
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 67 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.