Old-Time Taffy Pull


This is a delicious and basic recipe for a taffy pull. Enjoy.

close up view of taffy pieces on top of a red leaf
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 pound


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • 10 drops green food coloring


  1. Butter one 8-inch square pan; set aside.

  2. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, butter, cornstarch, and salt. Mix together well and bring to a boil. Heat without stirring until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, almond extract, almonds, and food coloring. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Taffy should be lukewarm in the center as well as at the edges.

  4. Fold, double, and pull taffy until it is light in color and stiff, 5 to 10 minutes. Butter hands lightly if taffy begins to stick. Cut taffy into pieces with scissors and wrap the pieces with plastic wrap to maintain shape.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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