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Pioneer Taffy


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup white corn syrup
  • 2 tsp glycerin found at heath food stores
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Mix sugar, water, salt, corn syrup and glycerin in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, and cook until the temperature reaches 258 degrees.
  3. Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla until the butter has melted.
  4. Pour candy onto a buttered cookie sheet.
  5. Cool approx. 5 minutes or until taffy can be handled comfortably.
  6. Take a small piece of taffy and stretch and fold until the taffy turns white.
  7. Form taffy into the desired shape.
  8. Place on wax paper.