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Salt Water Taffy


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan, then stir in remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking, without stirring, to 260 degrees F.
  2. After boiling ceases, stir in 1 teaspoon flavoring (pure oil) and food coloring.
  3. Pour onto a greased sheet.
  4. When cool enough to handle, grease hands and pull until satiny and light in color.
  5. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Wrap in wax paper.

Makes 1 pound.

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