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Old-Fashioned Pull Taffy

Your parents MUST help with this one!

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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring, if desired
  • Flavoring desired


  1. Combine sugar, Karo syrup, water and cream of tartar. Place over heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, to 265 degrees on candy thermometer.
  2. Remove from heat; add coloring and flavoring if desired.
  3. Pour onto greased platter or pie pan.
  4. Cool until easily handled.
  5. Pull into ropes until chalky and porous.
  6. Break or cut into bite-size pieces with scissors.

This makes a mess, but is a lot of fun for everyone involved. Greased hands make pulling easier.