MAPLE LEAVES CANDY

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

My father used to buy us a box of this candy whenever we traveled to New England on vacation when I was a child. It was a special treat and a memory that I treasure. I was delighted to find this recipe and can't wait to try it out.
Recipe & photo: candy.about.com


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

 Be the First

Comments:

Serves:

Depends on size of pieces

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
real maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
1 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare molds by spraying them with nonstick cooking spray, or line a cookie sheet with foil.
2
Pour the syrup into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Make sure the saucepan is large enough that the syrup will not boil over the top.
3
Insert a candy thermometer and add the butter to the syrup, stirring to blend. Bring the syrup to 240 degrees (soft-ball stage) and remove from the heat.
4
Allow syrup to cool for 2 to 3 minutes, and then beat with a wooden spoon until it thickens, lightens in color and turns opaque, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stop stirring when it reaches the desired point, so it doesn't set completely in the pan.
5
Spoon into the molds or onto the cookie sheet and smooth the tops. Allow to set to 5 to 7 minutes and then pop out of the molds, or cut it into squares if using a cookie sheet. You can also cut it into shapes with cookie cutters from the cookie sheet.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom