Easy Saltwater Taffy Recipe

Easy Saltwater Taffy Recipe

How To Make Easy Saltwater Taffy

Whip up a sweet batch of this easy-to-make sticky saltwater taffy! It’s a delectable classic candy that’s made in just under one hour.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 5 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1cupsugar
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • cuplight corn syrup
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½cupwater
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½tspflavored extract,of choice
  • 2dropsfood coloring,color of choice


  1. Add the sugar to a large pot fitted with a candy thermometer. Sift in the cornstarch, then whisk into the sugar until well-combined.

  2. Add the butter, corn syrup, salt, water, vanilla, and flavored extract of choice to the pot.

  3. Whisk to combine, then turn the heat to medium and cook until the mixture reaches 250 degrees F. Add the food coloring and stir to combine.

  4. Pour the candy into a greased heatproof dish, then cool for about 5 to 10 minutes until cool enough to handle.

  5. Stretch the mixture out to 12 inches or further, and fold it over itself again and again for 10 to 15 minutes. The taffy will turn from translucent to opaque.

  6. When the taffy becomes harder to pull, roll it to about a 30-inch long and 1-inch thick log on a greased surface.

  7. Cut the log in half, then slice the taffy into bite-sized chunks. Wrap each piece of taffy in a square of parchment paper and twist the ends to seal.

  8. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 44.62kcal
  • Fat: 0.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.92g
  • Fiber: 0.00g
  • Sugar: 10.70g
  • Protein: 0.00g
  • Cholesterol: 0.87mg
  • Sodium: 38.03mg
  • Calcium: 1.14mg
  • Potassium: 0.47mg
  • Iron: 0.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.78µg
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