• 12servings
  • 25minutes
  • 202calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

VitaminsB3, D, E
MineralsFluorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 tablespoons butter, softened, divided

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 3/4 cup light corn syrup

  4. 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  5. 3/4 cup molasses

  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy Recipe photo by Taste of Home Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and vinegar. Cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium; cook until a candy thermometer reads 245° (firm-ball stage), stirring occasionally.

  2. Add molasses and remaining butter. Cook, uncovered, until a candy thermometer reads 260° (hard-ball stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Add baking soda; beat well.

  3. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand for 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Butter fingers; quickly pull candy until firm by pliable (color will be light tan). When candy is ready for cutting, pull into a 1/2-in. rope. Cut into 1-in. pieces. Wrap each in waxed paper or colored candy wrappers. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.


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