Learn how to make homemade maple syrup taffy with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
You can take your homemade maple syrup and create another sweet treat: maple syrup taffy. It’s so easy to make, the kids can even get in on the fun. It’s the perfect treat for a snowy winter day. Learn how to make maple syrup taffy with Blain’s Farm & Fleet with this recipe adapted from the kitchn.
What You’ll Need
- Real maple syrup
- Clean, fresh snow
- Pie pan or roasting pan
- Sauce pan (one with a pouring lip will be easier to use)
- Candy thermometer
- Optional: treat sticks to wrap the taffy around
Maple Syrup Taffy Recipe
1. Find fresh, clean snow and pack it into the pie pan or roasting pan. Pack it down so there’s room for the maple syrup, and put the pan in the freezer or keep it outside to keep it cold. It’s more fun to make the taffy outside and enjoy the snow all around you!
2. Pour a half cup of homemade maple syrup into the saucepan. If you want to make more taffy, increase the amount of maple syrup accordingly. Bring the maple syrup to a boil using a medium-high heat. Keep a close eye on the syrup, as you don’t want it to burn.
3. After the syrup is brought to a boil, put in the candy thermometer. Once the syrup is between 235°F and 245°F, remove it from the heat and drizzle it over the snow in the pan. Let the boiling hot syrup cool down for one to two minutes. While it’s still warm, you can wrap it around a treat stick or simply eat it with your fingers. Just remember it’ll be sticky, so watch your teeth.
Maple syrup taffy is an easy treat to make, and it’s fun for the kids to make their own snow treats. Taffy is just one of the sweet rewards of maple syruping. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find all the equipment you need to gather your own maple sap. To learn more about the maple syruping process, visit our Maple Syruping blog.