Recipe By TeriNewman
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional 10m Ready In 40m
Servings 30 pieces Calories 90.1

Have an old fashioned taffy pull with this delicious old time recipe. I used to make this 40 years ago when I was 9!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Lightly grease a baking sheet. Bring the sugar, molasses, water, and vinegar to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the sugar has reached the hard ball stage, 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.
  2. 2 Remove from the heat, and stir in the butter and baking soda. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and allow to cool until cool enough to handle, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. 3 Once cool enough to handle, fold the taffy in half, then pull to double its original length. Continue folding and pulling until the taffy has turned golden brown, and is too stiff to pull anymore. Cut the taffy into bite sized pieces, and wrap in waxed paper. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 90.1
  • Carbohydrate 21.5 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Fat 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Sodium 30.5 mg
  • Sugar 19.4 g


  1. I use to make molasses taffy with my grandmother. This had the same flavor but was never taffy consistancy. It was just a gooey mess. I buttered my hands over and over. I even got a pastry scraper to try to fold it onto itself in the pan, hoping it would become a more manageable - Read more ...
  2. **To Erin*** You pull taffy a little bit at a time, it's a family type thing. You can't pull it all at once because it's too much to work with. Get the kids to help and start with a baseball to softball size piece and pull till golden. It's a lot of fun on a - Read more ...
  3. Actually you dont have to pull it if you dont want Taffy. My grandmother made this for us when we were little about 45 or more years ago. We called it Molassas Candy. Cook to hard ball, pour in buttered pan, put in fridge until hard, break into pieces with hammer and it rocks!
  4. This was the best...And only taffy we have made. It has a great flavore and we had a fun time pulling it. Although it did start to melt a little after we pulled it for a while.
  5. This taffy has great flavour and was easy to make! I ended up with 50 pieces that I shared with friends and family; they all thought it was delicious! Definately a recipe I will make again and again, thanks! :)
  6. I will need to try this again! the flavor was great but I didn't have the pulling down and there for made a mess!
  7. This was fun to make and has an excellent flavor. It's now our favorite taffy.
  8. I was very successful with this recipe. It had the texture and colour that it should and handled very well with butter on my hands like any taffy. I gave it a four because as great as it looked it didn't quite have the great flavour that I was looking for although my kids loved - Read more ...
  9. I tried to make this recipe 3 times. I followed all the directions to a tee. I found that when it gets time to pull the taffy that it's really sticky and sticks to your fingers and hands this recipe is more like a caramel than a taffy. I don't think I will be trying - Read more ...

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