Maine Maple Snow Candy

“What is Maple Snow Candy? It is pure maple syrup over lightly packed, clean snow. Wait till it hardens, which is almost immediately, and then you pick it up with a spoon or eat it like a lollypop. When you get new maple syrup, it is just yummy and the kids love to do this. It sure is a treat. If you don't have snow, vanilla ice cream will work fine.”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
8 ounces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup snow (for testing)
  • 1 (1 quart) saucepan filled with packed clean snow

Directions

  1. Pour the maple syrup into a deep pot and bring to a boil--but don't let it boil over.
  2. Boil for 4 minutes.
  3. Make a snowball out of the one cup of clean snow and put it on a plate or small bowl.
  4. Test the syrup by pouring a small amount onto the snowball; if it clings to the snow and stops running, it is ready.
  5. Slowly pour the syrup in short, thin lines onto the packed snow in the pan.
  6. As it hardens, pick it up and eat it with a spoon or twist it onto popsicle sticks.

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