It’s Friday!! When you get off of work tonight and you think, “Hmm.. I wonder what I can do with the kids this weekend?” please keep this idea in mind!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 tablespoonWhite Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- Candy Thermometer
- Wax Paper
Before you start anything, butter a shallow pan, and have the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of butter out and ready to go.
Have an adult mix the sugar water and vinegar together, at this point you can add a few drops of food coloring. Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit, or the “hard ball” stage. Once it reaches the hard ball stage, remove the pot from the heat, whisk in the vanilla and butter. When the vanilla and butter are completely incorporated, pour it out on to the pan and let it sit and cool for an hour.
After it’s cooled, butter up your hands to keep the taffy from sticking and pull and twist the candy until it becomes a lighter color and is difficult to pull.
Then, roll it into a log, cut pieces about 1/4 inch long, or about the size of a marble, and wrap them in wax paper.