Try making your own taffy at home!!

0 comments — posted 2019 Jan by Michael Seaton



Saltwater taffy is a candy and an upper-body workout all in one. To give it its light but chewy texture, you’ll be pulling it, and pulling it, and pulling it for up to 15 minutes. Still want to make it? Here’s a recipe! 

Makes about 50 1-inch pieces



When making candy, the syrup gets very hot. Kids, don’t try this without the help of an adult!


What Do I Need? .
 2 cups sugar Tip
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 2 tablespoons cornstarch   
 1 cup light corn syrup   
 2 teaspoons glycerin (optional)    
 3/4 cup water
 2 tablespoons butter
 1 teaspoon salt
 1/4 to 1 teaspoon flavoring (such as vanilla, lemon, maple, or mint)
 3 drops food coloring (optional)
 a large (3- to 4-quart) saucepan
 a wooden spoon  
• a candy thermometer  
• a pastry brush  
• waxed paper or plastic wrap  
• a marble slab or cookie sheet  
• greased scissors or butter knife  
What Do I Do? Tip
Don’t try to make taffy on a rainy or humid day. 
About candy making and the weather.

1. Mix together sugar and cornstarch in the saucepan.


2. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the corn syrup, glycerin, water, butter, and salt. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.

3. Continue stirring until mixture begins to boil, then let cook, undisturbed, until it reaches about 270° F or the soft-crack stage. Wash down the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in warm water while the syrup cooks.

 Why do I need toafter the syrup begins to boil?
 What is the  and how can I tell when I’ve reached it? 
 Why do I the sides of the pan?

Did You Know? 
Molasses taffy was one of the first kinds of homemade candy in the United States. (A recipe for molasses taffy)

3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add food coloring and flavoring. Stir gently, then pour onto a greased marble slab or into a shallow greased cookie sheet to cool.


4. When the taffy is cool enough to handle, grease your hands with oil or butter and pull the taffy until it's light in color and has a satiny gloss. You can have a friend help with this step, which should take about 10 minutes.


5. Roll the pulled taffy into a long rope, about 1/2 inch in diameter, and cut it with greased scissors or a butter knife into 1-inch-long pieces. Let the pieces sit for about half an hour before wrapping them in wax paper or plastic wrap and twisting the ends of the wrapper.


What Else Can I Try? .

• Try leaving out the corn syrup and see what happens! When we tried this, we ended up with a crystallized candy with a melt-in-your-mouth texture very similar to after-dinner mints.

• Try not pulling some of the taffy—what is the texture of the resulting candy?

• Try adding 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda before pouring out the syrup. This will create many tiny bubbles that should result in a lighter, chewier texture.

• Try twisting together taffy ropes of different colors or flavors for fun new combinations.

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New Flavors of Salt Water Taffy Coming Soon!

0 comments — posted 2015 Mar by Michael Seaton

Expected March 12th these new flavors  of salt water taffy are both unique and delicious! Blending flavors of both old and new we have perfected these blends that all candy lovers can appreciate. 
Check out our new flavors of Salt Water Taffy coming soon!
- Beer (IPA) 
- Black Walnut 
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Mint Mojito 
- Kiwi 
- Pistachio 
- Sangria 
- Blue Cotton Candy 
- "------ " on the Beach, 
- Guava

Hand Cranked Salt Water Taffy!

0 comments — posted 2014 Apr by Michael Seaton

How to Make Homemade Salt Water Taffy

0 comments — posted 2014 Apr by Michael Seaton

How to Make Homemade Salt Water Taffy

All of the salt water taffy recipes that I’ve seen follow the same basic formula as the one I share below.  While I read many salt water taffy recipes, the one that I most closely adapted mine from was the homemade salt water taffy recipe from Get Off Your Butt and Bake.

Yield: 50 small pieces funfetti salt water taffy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter + extra for buttering a baking dish, your hands, and scissors
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or 1 tablespoon vanilla plus the seeds from a vanilla bean)
  • rainbow nonpareils to taste


  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Small baking dish
  • Candy thermometer (I highly recommend the digital Maverick)
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Waxed paper


  1. Thoroughly butter a small baking dish and set aside.
  2. Place sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, butter, water, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan on medium-high heat.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Heat until the mixture reaches 255 F on a candy thermometer and immediately remove from the heat.  Note: If you read other salt water taffy recipes, you’ll see a range of temperatures.  The higher the temperature, the harder the taffy will be.  255 F makes a candy that holds its shape but dissolves in your mouth
  5. Mix vanilla bean paste into hot taffy
  6. Pour the hot taffy into the buttered baking dish. 
  7. Cover taffy with a layer of nonpareils.When the taffy is cool enough, butter your hands, form a big taffy ball, and begin to stretch and pull.  Imagine you are a kid with bubble gum in your mouth, pulling a piece of it way out, rejoining it to the ball, and then pulling again (but, if you can resist, don’t put any in your mouth yet – the taffy will be much better after the pull).  Keep doing this for about 15 minutes.  Salt water taffy recipes always call for pulling.  Pulling the taffy aerates it, which makes it softer and more chewy.  As you pull, you’ll notice that the color of the taffy becomes significantly lighter.  You’ll also notice that the taffy will get much tougher to pull.  When your arms get really tired and it starts to feel like you are using one of those exercise stretch bands, you’re done.  Don’t stress about doing it right.  Just have fun!
  8. Do one last pull to make the taffy into a long rope with the thickness that you’d like your final product to be.
  9. Butter a pair of scissors (be careful not to cut yourself).
  10. Cut the taffy into bite-sized pieces.
  11. Cut wax paper into small squares.
  12. Wrap taffy.

  13.

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0 comments — posted 2014 Apr by Michael Seaton

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Harbor Village Events

0 comments — posted 2011 Jul by Michael Seaton

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