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Peppermint Taffy

 Peppermint Taffy
For a fun afternoon activity, get the kids or friend involved in an old-fashioned taffy pull. The soft chewy taffy has a milk minty flavor, and it won't stick to the wrapper. You can change the color and flavor, too. -Elaine Chichura Kingsley, Pennsylvania
20 ServingsPrep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling


  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • Red food coloring


  • Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; set aside. In a heavy large
  • saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and
  • stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over
  • medium heat. Slowly add the milk; cook and stir until a candy
  • thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in peppermint oil and food coloring,
  • keeping face away from mixture, as odor is very strong. Pour into
  • prepared pan. Let stand for 8 minutes or until cool enough to
  • handle.
  • With well-buttered fingers, quickly pull candy until firm but pliable
  • (color will become light pink). Pull into a 1/2-in. rope; cut into
  • 1-in. pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper. Yield: 1-3/4 pounds.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 174 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium,

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Peppermint Taffy (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 44 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.