Daffy Taffy

Daffy Taffy

Daffy Taffy

Full of flavor but low in fat and calories, this candy-like treat is one the kids will love to help you make!


Makes 4 dozen pieces


2 cups sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons margarine
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla or desired fruit-flavored extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil or desired fruit-flavored oil (optional)
Red, blue and other desired food colorings


  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and margarine in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil until mixture reaches firm ball stage (270°F on a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in desired flavoring and food colorings. (If making more than 1 flavor or color, divide mixture among 2 or 3 greased bowls before flavoring and coloring.) Let taffy mixture stand until cool enough to handle.
  3. Pull taffy with well greased hands until it is light and no longer shiny. Stretch into rope or coil about 1/2 inch in diameter; cut into 3/4-inch pieces with scissors. Individually wrap candies in waxed paper, if desired. Store in airtight container.

Taffy Twisters

Stretch taffy into thin ropes or coils. Twist 2 or 3 colors or flavors together; cut into pieces with scissors.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 pieces
Calories 151
Calories from Fat 24 %
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Protein <1 g
Sodium 27 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1

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