Sunday, April 20, 2008

Taffy Pull

We made homemade salt water taffy for Family Home Evening this week. There were two reasons - I needed something fun to do for FHE and Samantha needed a treat to hand out to her classmates after her state oral report about Utah. My candy thermometer was broken, so we had to do the hard ball test. Turns out, I'm not so good at the hard ball test. The taffy pulled well, and the kids had fun doing it, but when it was completely cooled, it was pull-the-fillings-out-of-your-teeth hard and sticky. Samantha decided that a bag of Bit O'Honey would do the trick instead (get it? - the "Beehive State"). Too bad I had to go to 7 stores at 9:30 at night to find some. Come on, who doesn't sell Bit O'Honey? Apparently, WalMart, Walgreen's, Albertson's, Blockbuster, 7-Eleven, and Holiday Gas Station.

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