Homemade Vinegar Taffy Recipe

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This is a fun candy to make anytime. Try having a taffy pull at your next older kids party, adult party, fall or Christmas party.

Homemade Vinegar Taffy Recipe


Delicious Homemade Vinegar Taffy

2 cups dark corn syrup
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
food coloring
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
food coloring

Combine first four ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking to 260°. Remove from heat and stir in soda, vanilla and a few drops of food coloring. Beat until smooth and creamy. Pour into a buttered pan. When cool enough to handle butter hands and pull until light in color. Pull into long strips and cut into 1 inch pieces. Makes 8 dozen.

This homemade vinegar taffy recipe is from the Dining On A Dime Cookbook. For more yummy recipes like this, check it out here!


  1. D.T. says

    all i buy is apple cidar vinegar, will that work? the one and only time i made taffy was at my grandma’s church when i was a pre-teen. good memories.

  2. Kay says

    Is additional food coloring to be added a second time after it is boiled with the first 5 ingredients? If so, is this to make it the color you prefer? If not, is it to be added before or after the boiling of first 4 and not first 5 ingredients? Really confused.

    • says

      Kay when you remove it from the heat just add the soda, vanilla and how much food coloring you want at this time and you are good to go. You don’t even have to add the food coloring if it will be easier for you because it is just for fun and to make it any color you want. Jill

      • Barb says

        I had the same question and I’m confused about the answer. It says to combine the first 5 ingredients, which includes coloring and then add coloring after removing from the heat. You say the food coloring is optional, is there a missing ingredient in the 4th position?

        • says

          Sorry it was my mistake. I fixed it on the recipe. Do the syrup, sugar, butter, and vinegar then add the food coloring at the end. Sorry for the mix up and thanks for the heads up.

  3. Magdalen says

    Thank you. I remember reading about “taffy pulling” in some American story when I was little. Now I understand!

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