Molasses Taffy

This sounds so delicious! Unfortunately I can’t eat taffy any more due to problems with my jaw, but if I could, boy-o!

Molasses Taffy

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

scant cup molasses

1/2 cup water

When it comes to a boil, add 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or 1 tbsp vinegar. After it has boiled a while, add a piece of butter a little larger than a walnut. Test with water at room temp. Cook to a hard wax. Just before taking from stove, add 1/4 tsp soda. Vanilla after it cools.

4 thoughts on “Molasses Taffy

  1. This recipe does not say anything about how to finish after it comes to a boil. As I recall it needs to be poured onto a marble (or something) slab, then stirred around for a while and then pulled. Really pulled! We kids would each get a hunk and pull and stretch until it had a right consistency. Have you ever seen the taffy put on electronic arms – usually through a window at a candy store – and it pulls and stretches the mass until it is the “right” consistency. I will check Fanny Farmer to see what she says.


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