You will need:
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon glycerin (can be purchased at a pharmacy)
1 teaspoon peppermint oil extract = Peppermint Taffy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract = Vanilla Taffy
1 teaspoon banana extract = Banana Taffy
7 drops food coloring
2 tablespoons butter
Mix sugar, water, corn syrup, salt, and glycerin in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook to a temperature of 258 degrees F.
Remove from heat and let stand for two to three minutes. Then add flavor extract, color and butter and stir vigorously until butter is melted. Pour into buttered cookie sheet.
Cool until lukewarm taffy can be handled.
Begin to stretch and fold over and over until taffy turns paler in color, about 10 minutes. You may find this easier to do with a small amount of butter or oil on your hands.
Roll taffy into long rope. Cut into individual pieces and wrap in wax paper.