Good Morning America Recipes

Saltwater Taffy

Candy Recipes from Rebecca Kolls

GMA Recipes Dessert
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

When you've got the kids home for the holidays you have to keep them entertained.

Good Morning America's Rebecca Kolls suggests some do-it-yourself candy recipes.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon oil of peppermint (or other flavoring)
  • 7 drops food coloring (optional coloring to match flavoring)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Butter the sides of a 2-quart saucepan and add sugar, corn syrup, 1-cup water and 1 1/2 teaspoon salt.

    Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking to 275 degrees, without stirring. The mixture should boil gently.

    Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine. Add flavoring and food coloring. Pour into a buttered cake pan and cool about 30 minutes, until you can handle it easily. Butter hands and pull candy until it becomes difficult to pull.

    Cut into four pieces and pull each piece into a long strand about 1/2 inch thick. With buttered scissors, snip bite-sized pieces and wrap with candy wrapping.

    Recipes courtesy of Karen Pickus © 2001

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: corn syrup, butter, flavoring

    Course: Dessert, Snack

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