Easy Maple Candy Recipe

Maple syrup is basically in our blood, so it goes without saying that maple anything is a staple food here in Vermont.

Many times since our homeschooling years, my oldest decides he has a hankering for maple candy and makes it himself. This is a meaningful experience for him and a culmination of skills learned by sugaring on our little homestead with his dad and grandfather. Putting in sap lines, collecting buckets and tanks of sap, boiling it down and watching it turn into maple syrup is alchemy at its finest.

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This is the recipe we use with our kids for a sweet pick-me-up. It is from Allrecipes.

Pure Maple Candy

Pure, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth maple candy using only pure maple syrup! It’s a treat almost like fudge. Add anything you want like chopped nuts. Use small maple leaf molds or other pretty shapes.

By Islandgirlchef

Prep:1 min Cook:10 mins Additional:40 mins Total:51 mins Servings:18 Yield:18 maple leaves

Pure Maple Candy

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 cups pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the maple syrup to a boil over medium-high heat stirring occasionally. Boil until syrup reaches 235 degrees F (110 degrees C) on a candy thermometer.
  • Step 2 Remove from heat and cool to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C) without stirring, about 10 minutes.
  • Step 3 Stir mixture rapidly with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until the color turns lighter and mixture becomes thick and creamy. Stir in chopped nuts, if desired.
  • Step 4 Pour into molds. Set aside to cool. Once cool, unmold candy. Store in airtight containers up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 113 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 2.2g; sodium 3.2mg.

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