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Honey Cream Taffy

Total Time

Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling

Makes

about 5 dozen

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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