Who would have thought that when Chat with Pat mentioned Turkish Taffy in her chat about old-time candies that students in McVeytown, PA would write her for a recipe for a school project.
Here's what ClevelandSeniors.com found:
Turkish taffy (made by the Bonomo Company) was not really Turkish but it's creator, Albert Bonomo, did emigrate from Turkey.
It is basically just a regular taffy (available for a long time only in vanilla and then joined by chocolate and strawberry).
The big difference is that when it is cold you could crack it and eat it in small broken pieces. In fact, it was distributed to Woolworth's stores in large sheets and clerks would use a hammer to break off pieces that were sold by the pound.
Our research indicates that any dense taffy will do the same. Turkish Taffy is not a salt water taffy, or a molasses based taffy but a regular sugar taffy or short nougat.
Although the Bonomo recipe is well guarded here is a similar one that might help you: