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Honey Taffy

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! 


Honey Taffy
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.


Emily said...

Loving those young faces! Hooray for honey taffy...so fun, so yum!

TheShippenFamily said...

I love honey taffy, I didn't know it was that easy to make!

Flora Johnson said...

I do not have a candy thermometer so I always have to google your temps and figure out what candy stage it is at. Maybe I should just memorize it.

FeistyGirl said...

Do you use essential oil or extract for the flavoring? Can either be used?

Tammie said...

FiestyGirl: Usually I just use an extract that way if I accidently get to much it's not too strong. You could potentially use either if the essential oil is edible.