If taffy season is not quite long enough for you and you would love to be able to enjoy maple taffy anytime you want, the good news is – you can! Making maple taffy at home is easy, and then you can enjoy the sweetness of maple all year long.
Follow our directions below for no-muss, no-fuss taffy. Please note, sticky hands are NOT optional.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT HOT MAPLE SYRUP CAN EASILY BURN SKIN AND MAKING TAFFY SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED BY CHILDREN. ADULT SUPERVISION IS ESSENTIAL.
- 2 cups Sweet Ontario maple syrup
- Clean snow or crushed ice
- Gather your ingredients and equipment together. Be sure you have a clean workspace and everything is ready to go because you need to move fast to ensure your syrup doesn’t turn into maple sugar!
- You will need a small pot, a candy thermometer, a baking sheet or tin tray, and some popsicle sticks.
- Spread clean snow or crushed ice on a metal baking sheet and put in the freezer or outside to keep it frozen.
- In the small pot, boil maple syrup to “soft ball” stage on your thermometer, or approximately 235 degrees Fahrenheit (this step should only be done by adults as hot maple syrup can easily burn when spilled).
- When the syrup has reached softball stage, pour the syrup in a line in the snow. Wait until the syrup has slightly hardened.
- Roll onto a popsicle stick and enjoy!