Hard Maple Candy

Hard Maple Candy

"During the war, the women at my grandmother's church would donate sugar rations throughout the year so they'd have enough to make candy as a fund-raiser each Christmas. I'm lucky enough to have inherited this tried-and-true recipe. --Dorothea Bohrer, Silver Spring, Maryland"
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  1. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees F (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring. Immediately pour into prepared pan; cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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This recipe was also handed down in our family. Don't know who first started it but do know it's great. Only thing differant is instead of water we use milk. It makes it so creamier then water.

Very Tasty. Nice after meal treat for the holidays. This is truly an old-fashioned type of candy. If you try to bite/chew it, tends to stick to teeth. But, very nice for mouth-watering melt away.

This is fantastic candy..

First time I've ever made candy. Wow, I never knew it was so easy and tasted so terrific!! I didn't have any light corn syrup or maple extract, but I did have EXACTLY one cup of brown sugar c...

I followed the recipe exactly ..it was very tasty but maybe needed a little more maple flavor??

very very tasty

AMAZING! great story too :)

Used the recipe but had no maple flavoring so I used vanilla, It was great,and an easy recipe. Tomorrow Im going to try with various flavors!!!!!

We made this for a Girl Scout open house. The girls did most of the cooking and all of the cracking!

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