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Molasses Taffy

Of all the taffies, that made with molasses is nearly always the favorite. A light cane molasses that is not very strong in flavor is the preferred kind for this candy. When cut into round flat pieces and wrapped in waxed paper, molasses taffy appeals to both old and young.


  • 2 cups light cane molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Mix all the ingredients except the butter. Cook until a brittle ball will form or a temperature of 264 degrees is reached on the thermometer. Add the butter just before the boiling is completed. Remove from the fire, pour into greased pans or plates, and allow it to become cool enough to handle. Then pull and cut.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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