Things You’ll Need:
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- egg sized lumps of butter
- vanilla (to taste)
Mix all the ingredients, except the vanilla in a pan (molasses, sugar, vinegar, butter).
Bring it to a boil on the stove top. Boil for 10 minutes. Stir frequently. She always used a wooden spoon for this.
Add vanilla to taste.
Remove it from the burner and allow it to cool enough to be handled.
Coat your hands with butter, then pull the taffy with each person holding an end.
When the taffy becomes light in color, it has been pulled enough.
Twist the candy, then cut it into small pieces.
My folks had taffy pulling parties when my older sister, Melba, was in her teens. There was so much fun and laughter as we paired up to pull that yummy stuff. Then we cut the taffy into strips to eat. The pulling and the togetherness made this a wonderful winter treat.
(Article previously published online on eHow by Gail Lee Martin)