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Recipe for saltwater taffy

Saltwater taffy originated in New Jersey. A man owned a seaside taffy shop in New Jersey. One night, a tidal wave hit the shop, soaking all the taffy. The next morning he said it was saltwater taffy. The candy became famous after that.
Ingredients                                                                              Utensils
1 cup sugar                                                                               Candy thermometer
2/3 cup light corn syrup or honey                                                Scissors
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Have an adult help you boil the ingredients and use the thermometer. Mix all the ingredients except the vanilla in a saucepan. Heat and stir until the mixture boils. Continue cooking without stirring. Every minute or two, stick the candy thermometer into mixture. Do not let the tip of the thermometer touch the bottom of the pan. When it reaches 254º, remove from heat and add vanilla. pour taffy in a large, greased dish or pan. When the taffy is cool enough to touch, start pulling it out in long strips and foldingthem back over. This gets air into the taffy so that it won't be too chewy. Keep pulling untill the strips are smooth, light colored, and stiff. Lay the strips on wax paper. Cut the strips into 1-inch pieces with scissors. Wrap them in plastic or wax paper.