This is a very fun family activity, most children think it's lots of fun to oil their hands up and pull the taffy! Mom thinks it's fun to take pictures of everyone pulling the taffy! It also makes a fun addition to a holiday treat tray!
Put as much honey as you want into a large enough pan to hold it. (It will raise and bubble so you will want at least a 4 or 5 quart pan)
Heat honey on Medium heat stirring constantly until it reaches 285 degrees on your candy thermometer. Remove from heat pour onto 1 or 2 oiled cookie sheets (from what I understand marble slabs for candy making work better but I've never had one) depending on how much honey used.
We like to flavor our taffy sometimes although the honey flavor is good by itself. But we have added cinnamon or peppermint oil at this point to desired strength and stirred it around.
Let the Honey cool bringing the edges to the center of the pan.
As soon as you can handle it without being burned oil hands and start pulling.
Pull until a shiny whitish golden color.
We use coconut oil both on our hands and on the pans.
Have fun try your favorite flavor of oil.