Make a batch of honey taffy and invite friends over for a taffy pull party! Pulling taffy aerates it, or incorporates many tiny air bubbles throughout the candy. This makes it lighter and chewier.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/8 teaspoon cream of tarter
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vinegar
- Combine the sugar, syrup, and honey in a heavy saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the cream of tartar and cook, stirring constantly, to soft crack stage 285°F (140°C) or until mixture separates into hard but not brittle threads, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar and butter.
- Pour mixture onto a buttered marble slab or similar surface. As soon as outside edges cool enough to touch, fold to center and make a long roll. Start stretching or pulling while hot. Pull until honey becomes light and porous and small strings develop.
- Cut into short pieces and wrap individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store in sealed container for at least 2 days to soften.
Makes about 1 pound candy.