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Atlantic City Salt Water Taffy

  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Flavoring
Mix sugar and cornstarch. Put in saucepan. Add corn syrup, butter, and water. Stir constantly until boiling point is reached, and boil to 256°F, or until it forms a firm ball when tried in cold water. Add salt. Pour on greased slab or agate tray. When it's cool enough to handle, pull until light colored. Divide in separate portions. Color and flavor each portion as desired, while it is being pulled. Lemon, orange, peppermint, lime, strawberry, or pineapple flavors may be used, and pink, green, yellow, or orange color paste.

To make red striped kisses, have one portion of candy colored bright red and kept warm near the oven. Lay the large piece of pulled taffy on the slab. On the upper side lay 2 or 3 parallel strips of red taffy. Turn the piece over and lay 2 or 3 red strips on that side. Pull out until 1 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Cut in pieces with scissors, and wrap in wax paper.
Submitted by Tess M Jul 20, 2009 15 min 30 min 45 min

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