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
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour + cooling
Makesabout 6 dozen
- 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 15x10x1-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.
Editor's NoteWe 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.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 67 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Orange Taffy in Taste of Home December/January 1995