How to Make Maple Syrup Taffy!

Maple syrup taffy is a sweet and delicious treat that's popular in many parts of the world, especially during the winter months. This candy is made by boiling pure maple syrup until it reaches the right temperature, then cooling it on snow or ice to create a chewy, taffy-like texture. It's a fun and easy recipe that's perfect for making with kids, or for enjoying with friends and family during the cold months. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of making maple syrup taffy at home.


  • Pure maple syrup
  • Candy thermometer
  • Clean snow or ice


  1. Pour pure maple syrup into a heavy-bottomed saucepan.

  2. Heat the syrup over medium heat until it reaches a temperature of 112°C (234°F) on a candy thermometer.

  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the maple syrup cool for a few minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, pack clean snow or ice into a shallow dish or pan.

  5. Once the maple syrup has cooled slightly, use a spoon to pour it in thin lines onto the snow or ice.

  6. Let the maple syrup cool and solidify for a few seconds, then use a popsicle stick or fork to pick up the taffy and roll it onto itself.

  7. Enjoy your delicious homemade maple syrup taffy!

Making maple syrup taffy is a fun and easy activity that the whole family can enjoy. Here are some tips to help you get the best results:

  • Use pure maple syrup. You'll get the best flavor and texture if you use real, pure maple syrup instead of a cheap imitation.

  • Don't stir the syrup while it's boiling. This can cause the taffy to become grainy or crystallized.

  • Use a candy thermometer to ensure that the syrup reaches the right temperature. This is crucial to getting the right texture.

  • Use clean snow or ice to cool the taffy. The snow or ice should be clean and free of debris or dirt.

  • Don't let the taffy cool too much before you pick it up. It should still be warm and pliable, but not too hot to touch.

  • Use a popsicle stick or fork to roll the taffy onto itself. This will create the classic taffy shape and texture.

Overall, making maple syrup taffy is a fun and rewarding activity that's perfect for the winter months. Whether you're making it with kids, or enjoying it with friends and family, this sweet treat is sure to be a hit. Give it a try and see how easy and delicious it can be!

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