There is something about snow that makes us break from normal routines. We romp about outside like children. We sit inside sipping hot drinks. We search for cuddle buddies. All this playing and sitting and cuddling can work up an appetite. Now you can use the snow for more than just snowmen or Instagram pictures – put it to use in the kitchen by making maple candy.

While dozens of recipes to make this snow candy exist on the Internet (like Maine Maple Snow Candy or Maple Syrup Taffy), what it all boils down to is pouring molten maple syrup onto snow and letting it cool. Rocket science.

#SpoonTip: Use real maple syrup (the kind that comes out of a tree, not the kind that comes out of corn), as this will be more delicious and harden better. Secondly, DO NOT USE PLASTIC UTENSILS. I did. I regretted it. The plastic measuring cup melted and became deformed. Not only is it rude to your cookware, but eating traces of melted plastic probably is not an A+ idea.

Maple Syrup Snow Candy

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:8 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 8 oz Pure Maple Syrup
  • Snow

Step 1

Pour maple syrup into a pot and bring to a boil.

Photo by Louise Ferrall
Photo by Louise Ferrall

Step 2

Boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring continually to ensure the syrup does not burn.

Photo by Louise Ferrall
Photo by Louise Ferrall

Step 3

In a pan filled with snow, take a metal measuring cut and pour the hot syrup on the snow. If the syrup is hot enough, it should stick and thicken on the snow immediately.

Photo by Louise Ferrall
Photo by Louise Ferrall

Step 4

Keep pouring syrup onto the snow in strips until all the syrup is used.

Photo by Louise Ferrall
Photo by Louise Ferrall

Step 5

Let the strips cool. Once cool, take a knife to gently pry the syrup off the snow.

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Photo by Louise Ferrall

Step 6

Enjoy!

Photo by Louise Ferrall
Photo by Louise Ferrall