PEPPERMINT TAFFY

 

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  • Servings: 20 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1-3/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • Red food coloring

Directions

  • Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; set aside. In a heavy large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Slowly add the milk; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in peppermint oil and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture, as odor is very strong. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand for 8 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • With well-buttered fingers, quickly pull candy until firm but pliable (color will become light pink). Pull into a 1/2-in. rope; cut into 1-in. pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper.

Notes

For a fun afternoon activity, get the kids or friends involved in an old-fashioned taffy pull. The soft, chewy taffy has a luscious minty flavor, and it won't stick to the wrapper. You can change the color and flavor, too.

Categories: Christmas  Taffy 
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