Dining & Wine

Snow Day Treat: Maple Snow Candy

January 17, 2024

Maple snow candy is a simple and delightful treat that you can make with just a few ingredients. Here’s a basic recipe for making maple snow candy:


  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • Clean, fresh snow


  1. Prepare the Snow:
    • Choose a clean, fresh patch of snow to use as your base. Collect a sufficient amount of clean snow in a shallow pan or on a baking sheet. Place it in the freezer to keep it cold while you prepare the maple syrup.
  2. Heat the Maple Syrup:
    • In a small saucepan, heat the pure maple syrup over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature. Bring the syrup to a boil and let it continue boiling until it reaches the soft-ball stage, which is around 235-240°F (113-116°C).
  3. Test the Syrup:
    • To test if the syrup has reached the soft-ball stage, drop a small amount into a bowl of cold water. If the syrup forms a soft ball that can be molded with your fingers, it’s ready.
  4. Pour the Maple Syrup:
    • Once the syrup reaches the soft-ball stage, remove it from heat. Carefully and quickly pour small amounts of the hot maple syrup onto the clean snow. Space the drops apart to allow them to solidify.
  5. Wait for Solidification:
    • Let the maple syrup solidify on the snow for a few seconds. You can use a popsicle stick or a clean utensil to help lift the candy from the snow.
  6. Enjoy:
    • Pick up the hardened maple candy from the snow and enjoy your homemade treat! The candy will have a chewy, taffy-like consistency with a rich maple flavor.

Remember to work quickly once the maple syrup is ready, as it can harden rapidly. Be cautious when handling hot syrup to avoid burns. This activity is often a fun and delicious winter tradition, especially in regions where maple syrup is produced. —Vita Daily


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