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How to make maple snow candy

a half eaten piece of cake and ice cream

Here is a very simple recipe for how to make maple snow a true Canadian tradition of drizzling hot maple candy on snow to harden it. It’s really fun for the kidlets.

  1. Pat a layer of snow onto a baking sheet and leave it in the fridge or outside to keep it from melting.
  2. Place 1 cup maple syrup in a pot on the stove, and bring to a boil.
  3. Using a candy thermometer, continue to boil until syrup reaches the soft ball stage (235º -240ºF), or if you don’t have a candy thermometer you can drop a little of the candy into a bowl of ice water, remove it and see if it makes a ‘soft ball’.
  4. Remove from heat when it’s in soft ball stage and pour syrup over snowy baking sheet. You can write your name or draw a picture to make it even more crazy fun. Or press a popsicle stick into syrup and roll it up into a candy pop.
  5. Once it’s cool it’s ready to eat!