Any Flavor Taffy


This taffy is made with simple ingredients. It's soft and can be made in a wide variety of flavors. I think the secret to the softness is the cornstarch. I hope it works out for you.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
100 pieces


  • 2 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (0.13 ounce) package unsweetened, fruit-flavored soft drink mix


  1. Butter 2 large, rimmed baking sheets.

  2. Stir sugar and cornstarch together in a medium saucepan. Stir in water, corn syrup, butter, and salt until blended; bring to a boil over medium heat.

  3. Cook until mixture reads 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in drink mix powder.

  4. Quickly pour hot mixture out onto the prepared baking sheets; let stand until cool enough to handle.

  5. Grab a few helpers and butter everyone's hands. Stretch and pull taffy until it lightens in color and becomes firm. Roll into bite-sized pieces and wrap in small squares of waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 100
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 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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