Homemade Salt Water Taffy is a fun and tasty family project everyone will enjoy.
flavoringvanilla, peppermint, coconut, banana, licorice, etc.
margarinebutter, coconut oil for coating your hands and the pan
Place the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a small saucepan with a candy thermometer attached to the pan (be sure to have it raised off of the bottom of the pan). Mix thoroughly until the sugar has dissolved, stirring constantly. Increase the heat and do not stir during the rest of the heating. You may wipe down any crystals that form on the sides of the pan as it heats.
Heat until the thermometer registers 270 degree While the mixture heats, liberally grease a small pan (pie pan, cookie sheet for a toaster oven, make one out of aluminum foiwith 1/2 tablespoons margarine.
As soon as the mixture reaches 270 degree F, remove from the heat, and add 1/2 tablespoon of margarine while stirring gently. Pour the mixture into the pan and allow to cool.
When the mixture is cool enough to touch the top, take approximately 1 ml of your favorite flavoring and 3 drops of your desired color and sprinkle them across the mixture. (Estimate the 1 ml - do not try to measure it.). You don't need to blend it yet, it will blend while pulling.
Coat your hands with the remaining margarine. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, begin to pull and fold, pull and fold.
When the mixture takes on a satin sheen, pull off bit-size pieces and devour or wrap in plastic wrap.
Makes about 15-20 one inch pieces.
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