I remember as a small girl growing up we’d go to our Aunt Wanda’s on Saturday evenings. It seems back then that families did a lot more together as larger groups than we do now. Maybe not as many other activities to do then.
The women would gather in the kitchen and Aunt Wanda would start making her batch of taffy. I never was smart enough to get her recipe (and now I’m sorry), but the memories I have from this! Watching her as she would stand at the stove, mixing all the ingredients then stirring them slowing together until they formed just the right ball.
She would then dump it out on the counter top and give us the butter for our hands and then the fun began. We would get to pull on the taffy until we were laughing so hard and so tired, but the end result was the sweetest of taffies I ever had. We lost her a few years ago to Alzheimers and I really regret not sitting down with her and getting the recipe to share with my kids and grandkids before it was too late.
We move too fast in this world now and I would love to take my family back to some of those old days I remember as a child!
Editor’s Note: If you’ve got a taffy recipe that might rival Aunt Wanda’s, please post it! Please do not post recipes in the comments–go to the recipe submission page. Thank you!