Maple Syrup Taffy Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Maple Syrup Taffy

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"Great for people who live up north with lots of snow. I love to make it with my little brothers! Do not let the syrup burn."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Pack a large bowl or baking dish full of clean, fresh snow. Smooth the top of the snow flat, and place it in the freezer to stay cold while you cook the taffy.
  2. Pour the maple syrup into a large saucepan, bring it to a boil, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until a candy thermometer reads between 235 and 245 F (112 to 118 C), or a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm ball.
  3. Pour about 2 tablespoons of syrup per piece over the snow in thin lines about 5 inches long. Let the syrup strips cool and become firm for 3 to 5 seconds. Pull the candy strips out of the snow, and then wind into a lollipop around the end of a wooden pop stick. Eat while still a little warm.
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Mar 14, 2011

I'm native Vermonter. This is called sugar on snow and always served with crisp dill pickles and homemade donuts. It's a Vermont sugar season tradition.

Oct 13, 2009

My husband and I and our 4 daughters live in Northern Ontario Canada and each winter our friends bring us maple syrup from Quebec. My husband made wooden molds for us to pack the snow in and we make these with the kids....What a hit....Great way to make the winter fun! Enjoy everyone


9 Ratings

Apr 14, 2009

I love this old quebecois classic!

Jul 26, 2011

In NY state, on the Canadian border, we often made this tasty treat with "fake" maple syrup. We had heavy snow fall nearly every winter, so it was a familiar treat for my family. Brings back some great memories!

Oct 18, 2010

We were served this at a sugarshack in Quebec on a school trip. I can't wait to try it again when it starts snowing.

Sep 04, 2011

I love doing this! Try rolling crushed salted peanuts in there and it takes it to a whole new level!

Feb 10, 2011

You've reminded me of a favorite childhood treat! Here, in NH, we call them Leather Aprons!

Sep 01, 2010

very good


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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