Peppermint Taffy

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This taffy is chewy, sweet, and has a hint of salt!

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Step 1: Collect Ingredients:

• 1 cup sugar

• 3\4 cup light corn syrup

• 2\3 cup water

• 1 tablespoon cornstarch

• 2 tablespoons butter

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 tablespoon peppermint extract

Step 2: Collect Utensils:

• 1 9 X 13 pan

• Medium saucepan

• Long-handled spoon

• Candy thermometer

• Kitchen scissors

• Plastic wrap

• Cutting board

Step 3: Cooking:

Grease baking pan with some butter.

Heat all ingredients (Except the peppermint extract.) just to boiling in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook without stirring to 256˚ (on candy thermometer), about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract. Pour the mixture into the buttered pan. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Pulling and Cutting:

When the taffy is ready to pull, wash and dry your hands and rub some butter on them. Fold, double and pull taffy until it is light in color and stiff. If the taffy sticks, rub some more butter on your hands. Cut into 1 inch pieces with scissors or a knife. Wrap each piece with plastic wrap. (Taffy will lose its shape if it isn't wrapped.) Enjoy!

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    strawberrycheeks

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    Is it minty enough? I want it to be really minty. I made hard candy 2 days ago and I put too little peppermint extract so it didn't taste minty at all.

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    mrsmerwin

    2 years ago

    any idea how to adapt this to make peanut butter tangy?

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    mrsmerwinmrsmerwin

    Reply 2 years ago

    ok that was supposed to be peanut butter taffy--auto correct!!?!!

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    craft-and-crochetmrsmerwin

    Reply 2 years ago

    Sorry it took so long to reply!! I was waiting for a cooler day to try what I thought, but the weather is staying hot, hot, hot. But I was thinking you could replace the butter with peanut butter.

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    mrsmerwincraft-and-crochet

    Reply 2 years ago

    I don't blame you for the delay. It is super hot here too. My neighbor kids want me to bake them more spinner cookies. I refuse to turn the oven on unless I have to. The stovetop is not much better.

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    craft-and-crochetmrsmerwin

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes, we (me and my family) have not had the stove on very much this July. We've barbecued and had salads mostly.

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    offseid

    2 years ago

    I never thought about making my own taffy before. Cool!

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