Maple Syrup Candy Recipe

by Merissa on February 11, 2015

in Recipes

Maple Syrup Candy Recipe - Little House Living

Maple Syrup Candy Recipe

I like making yummy treats in my kitchen but not things that take a whole bunch of expensive ingredients and require many, many steps. I just don't have the time or the money! That's why I love this Maple Syrup Candy recipe. Easy to make and only ONE ingredient! These are a fun treat to make with your family and I hope you enjoy the recipe. πŸ™‚


Measure out one cup of your one ingredient....Maple Syrup. Make sure that it's pure maple syrup or the recipe won't come out right.


Place the syrup in a saucepan on the stove and turn on the burner. You will need a candy thermometer for this recipe. If you don't have one you can pick one up for just a few dollars on Amazon. I use mine all the time!


Boil the maple syrup until you bring it to the soil ball stage (238 degrees). Make sure you are stirring as you go! As soon as you reach this stage, remove the syrup from the heat and let it sit until the temp goes back down to 175 degrees. Do not stir during that time.


Once the temp has reached 175 degrees it's time to get stirring! Whip the syrup for about 5 minutes or until it starts to get even thicker and turn a lighter color. If you don't have the arm strength for this you can pour the syrup in another bowl and use an electric mixer.


This is about the color you should see when you have whipped the mixture enough. Your color may be slightly different depending on the grade of your syrup and where it came from.


Pour the candy into your mold. I have these heart shaped molds. This recipe will fill up one of the molds. If you double it you can fill up both if you have the same molds. We also use these cute molds for homemade gummies!


Place the mold with the candies in a cool place for several hours while they set up. After they have fully cooled you can pop them out of the mold and enjoy! They kind of taste like a maple flavored caramel. So yummy!


Do you make homemade candy? What do you make?


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1 Laura February 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

Thank you for this recipe! Looks and sounds delish! Who knew 1 ingredient could make candy.


2 Barb Wright February 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

I grew up making maple syrup..we still do! We still use buckets and spiles,not the tubing as in commercial operations. We generally do about 100 taps. I make this candy alot,as well as a spread. The spread is the same just don’t cook it as long. You ought to try it. It would be great on your English muffin bread!!! I think sap season will be well into March this year because of the cold winter…time will soon tell!


3 Merissa February 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

That sounds delicious, I will try it for sure!


4 Sinziana February 13, 2015 at 3:57 am

I am sure these homemady candy are just great!


5 joanne February 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Please tell me – what is the texture of the finished candy?


6 Merissa February 13, 2015 at 6:39 pm

It tastes somewhat like a caramel but has a texture something like a hard frosting? I’m not sure, hard to describe πŸ™‚


7 Hippychickee February 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm

These sound yummy. My husband and I love those maple nut candies, so I will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


8 PC February 8, 2016 at 5:26 pm

What if you don’t have molds?


9 Merissa February 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

You should be able to make little candy “buttons” by just dropping small amounts on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and then sticking that in the fridge. πŸ™‚


10 PC February 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

oh ok.. thank you! πŸ™‚


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