Why Is My Chewy Chocolate Taffy Turning Crumbly After A Few Days?
by Brad Sturm
Chewy Chocolate Taffy
I have been trying to make a chocolate taffy, which has turned out great...for the first few days, then it loses it's elasticity and my chewy taffy becomes crumbly.
I live at just over 6000 foot elevation and this is the method I use.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of Karo syrup
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup of condensed milk
- 1/4 cup of butter, salted
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 Tbsp. of vanilla
- 1/8 Tbsp. of salt
I combine all these ingredients and bring them to the temperature of 234 F. Next, I follow these steps.
- Let candy cool for 10 minutes.
- Pull the taffy for 10 minutes.
- Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
- Pull taffy for another ten minutes.
- Pull it into ropes, cut, and wrap in wax paper.
It tastes great and remains chewy for two to three days, maybe a bit more, but then becomes crumbly. How can I fix this? Is there some preservative I can use? Thanks for your help.