Homemade Pulled Taffy Recipe —All Things Thrifty

I am so happy to welcome Brooke from All Things Thrifty today as part of The Idea Room Summer Series! Brooke is one of my favorite people.  She is one of those friends you call when you need to talk or have a question…or just want to have a great time. You are going to love her as much as I do.  Be sure to stop by her blog for some amazing inspiration and projects.


Yo, yo, yo! My name is Brooke and I blog over at All Things Thrifty where you will find a ton of fun projects! Come check us out, and hopefully you will find something that catches your eye! Brooke from All Things Thrifty

I’m thrilled to be here today.

In fact, Amy is one of my favorite people in this world. I’m a Mom of 4 kiddos and we are ALWAYS looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy these days. If you are like me, summer is KILLING me. HA. Having the kiddos home for the summer is awesome, but keeping them from saying, “I’m bored” is darn near impossible. My awesome MIL made homemade pulled taffy with the kids a few months ago and they haven’t stopped talking about it since. So in order to prove that I’m just as cool as Grandma, we made it ourselves. {Yeah right, I could never be as cool as grandma, I make them do chores!} BUT, I’m proud to say that we successfully made it ourselves {without Grandma}. So, if I can do it, believe me, YOU can do it. I’m a beginner when it comes to candy making.


Homemade Pulled Taffy Recipe


2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup of light corn syrup

2 tsp glycerin

{I bought mine at Michaels’, and I promise you want this ingredient. We tried it without it and it was a MAJOR recipe fail.}

1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook {stir constantly} until it reaches 258 degrees {use a candy thermometer} . Remove from heat and add 2 Tbls butter and 1 tsp of vanilla, and pour onto a buttered cookie sheet. Wait for the taffy to cool for a few minutes. Once it is cooled enough to handle break off a big piece and start pulling. Pull and fold the taffy until it turns a pearly white color.


Your kids will LOVE this part!
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That’s pure joy on that face peeps. I’m telling ya, you will make your kids’ day if you make this recipe.
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After your taffy is a pretty pearly white color, place it on wax paper and let it cool completely. Break off a piece and enjoy! I hope this will be a fun activity to do with your kiddos this summer!
xoxo,  Brooke from All Things Thrifty
*Edit 7/9/13  So many of you have asked about the Glycerin.  You can buy it at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby and here is what it looks like.

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  1. says

    This looks like so much fun! I will put Glycerin on my list to buy the next time I’m headed to Michaels. The kids would have a blast making this – and it’s a great activity for the many rainy days we’re having in the South this summer.

  2. Kathy says

    What section of the store is glycerin located? Would it be at Hobby Lobby? HL is closer to me. Thanks….looks like a fun activity!

  3. says

    AWESOME!!! Not only is this on my “to-do” list but looks so fun too. Plus- seems like it would keep the kids busy for a long time :) hehehe

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