Honey Taffy Recipe
Use this taffy recipe to add a taste of honey to a candy classic.
How long has it been since you’ve had a good old-fashioned taffy pull? Well that’s too long!
This recipe was published in 1921.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3/4 cup of honey
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of butter
Honey Taffy Instructions:
- Combine the sugar, honey and water in a saucepan and cook until it reaches 278 degrees F, or the soft-crack stage. (The soft-crack stage is when a bit of the syrup is dropped into cold water and it forms solid threads that are flexible, not brittle. The threads can be bent slightly without breaking).
- While heating the mixture stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved, and then stir occasionally to prevent scorching.
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Stir as little as possible - only enough to mix in the butter.
- Pour the candy into greased pans, and allow to cool down until cool enough to handle with bare hands.
- Gather the taffy into a ball and pull it repeatedly until it becomes somewhat firm and light in color. (This recipe makes a somewhat soft taffy, so it won’t become very firm as you pull it.)
- Stretch the taffy out into a long rope and cut into bite-sized pieces with a pair of scissors. Wrap each piece of taffy in waxed paper.