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Peppermint Taffy Recipe

Peppermint Taffy Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-3/4 hours + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to ab oil over medium heat. Slowly add the milk; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
  • 2. 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.
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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 174 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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jdupuis7231
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"May be an award winner, but is some nasty stuff to handle. VERY sticky, had to throw away a pan - would never make agan."

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