This is a recipe from Prevention Magazine and is an easy-to-make taffy candy that is supposed to be great for sore throats. The recipe was provided by Linda Bartoshuk, professor at Yale University School of Medicine.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, cornstarch, butter, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it reaches 256 degrees F on a candy thermometer (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into some cold water forms a hard ball). Remove from heat and stir in butter flavoring and cayenne pepper. Pour onto a baking sheet. When it’s cool enough to handle, pull the taffy until it has a satin feel, is light in color, and is stiff. It it’s too sticky, butter both hands lightly and pull the taffy into long strips, 1/2 inch wide. Cut with kitchen scissors into 1-inch pieces. Wrap each piece separately with plastic wrap. Makes about 30 pieces.
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