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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Taffy Sparklers


Wahoo!  I can't wait for the 4th of July!
I am in the mood for some excellent fireworks and a good old fashion BBQ.
I thought these Taffy Sparklers would be the perfect addition to the 4th of July picnic.

When we were in St. George, Utah I found a 3lb bag of this taffy for $5 at Walmart.  I mention that we bought it in Utah because Sweet's Taffy is made in Salt Lake City.  I have tried to buy it online, but have not found a decent shipping price.  
Now, the 4th of July is not for a couple weeks, but I needed to make the skewers before all the taffy disappeared.  We are Sweet's Taffy freaks after taking a tour of Taffy Town a few years ago.  Their taffy isn't tough, pulling fillings out with every bite.  It is actually not pulled, but has an agent in it that causes it to rise, light and fluffy!!!  Yumm!  Interested?  Check your local Walmart because I have seen the variety packs at Walmart in Minnesota and here in Arizona. 

Anyway, I put 7 taffies on each BBQ skewer.  Poke the sharp end into the taffy, then pull the candy down to where you want it on the stick.  You could make the project a little easier if you had a block of Styrofoam.  Hold your taffy on the Styrofoam, poke the skewer through, into the Styrofoam.  This is a good way to let the kids help without their sweaty little hands getting poked with the sharp stick.  I left about 1/2" in between each taffy.  Once you get the taffy in place, you can squeeze it just a bit and it will simply stick where you placed it!

I finished the sparkler off with a little curling ribbon and Voila!  
Taffy Sparklers!
Kids will go wild and no one gets burned 
(Just make sure no one runs with the stick :0)

3 comments:

  1. Hello ... So I totally want to do this for my daughters bday the weekend but the taffy is sticking. How did you get it not too?

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  2. Mine just didn't. Perhaps yours is a tad too warm??? Try refrigerating it or perhaps freezing it for a while. I probably bought an old bag :D

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