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Molasses Taffy

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Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Light molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vinegar 2 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Butter a heavy 3-quart saucepan.
In it combine sugar, molasses, and 1/4 cup water.
Heat slowly, stirring till sugar dissolves.
Bring to boiling; add vinegar.
Cook to soft-crack stage (candy thermometer registers 270°F).
Remove from heat; add butter.
Sift in baking soda; stir to mix.
Pour into buttered 15 1/2 x10 1/2 x 1-inch pan.
Use spatula to turn edges toward center.
Cool till comfortable to handle.
Butter hands.
Gather taffy into a ball; pull with fingertips.
When light tan color and hard to pull, cut in fourths.
Pull each piece into a long strand 1/2 inch thick.
With buttered scissors, quickly snip into bite-size pieces.
Wrap in clear plastic wrap.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Boiled
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian

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