New Orleans Molasses Taffy ~ From History of Mountainville ~ by Melba Hill
Boil together a pint of New Orleans Molasses and a cup of beet sugar until they reach the soft ball stage when tried in cold water; Add 1/4 pound of butter, remove from the fire until the butter melts. Let it boil up again. Pour onto buttered platters. Pull rapidly, as soon as it is cool enough to handle, until it is almost white .