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Homemade Taffy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Velma Sample (Grannie)
Added: Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
"The following is written how Grannie wrote it down." -- Sarah

Directions:
Directions:
Combine 3 cups sugar, 1/2 cup white Karo, 1/2 cup water. Boil til hard in cold water. Add 2 stick oleo and 2 tsp vinegar. Add food coloring. Pour into greased pan enough to handle. Butter your hands well, to avoid sticking. Pull until light in color. Stretch in long ropes, let cool. Cut in small pieces and wrap in waxed paper.

DO NOT PUT HANDS IN HOT TAFFY!!!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We all enjoyed making taffy alot when the kids and grandkids were young. Until, when one summer, when Sarah was young, she wanted to make it yellow and mistook the freshly poured out taffy for the butter and burned the tips of all ten of her fingers. Needless to say, it was a long time before I would let anyone else make Taffy at my house again, because Sarah Jane ended up having blisters on all of her fingers and was helpless for about a month while they healed. -- Velma.
And Grannie will never completely recover from that incident. -- Sarah
Now, as a mother, looking back, Had I been her....I would have cringed each time someone said "Granny can we make Taffy?" The icky, sticky mess.....Granny, of course, never once hesitated. She'd just grab the ingredients and get started. Taffy pulling is by far one of my fondest memories of childhood. -- Kim

 

 

 

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