Maple Taffy


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4 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

Microwave Method

  • 1 cup maple syrup, preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavour
  • 10 wooden sticks (to make lollipops)
  • Clean snow. If good snow isn’t at hand, you can use finely crushed ic

Stovetop Method

  • A 540 ml can of maple syrup, preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavour
  • 10 wooden sticks (to make lollipops)
  • Clean snow. If good snow isn’t at hand, you can use finely crushed ic

Method

Microwave Method

  1. Lightly grease the top 1 cm (3/8 in) of the inside of a microwave-safe container. This will keep the syrup from bubbling over.
  2. Pour maple syrup into the container.
  3. Fill a large flat tray or bin with snow, packing it down. Set it outside or in the freezer while the syrup comes to temperature.
  4. Heat maple syrup 7 to 10 minutes in microwave (cooking time may vary according to your machine’s power). You will know it’s ready when drops of taffy turn into soft little balls in a glass of cold water.
  5. You can then pour the taffy into a container and refrigerate until ready to use or pour it in lines on the snow or crushed ice and roll up on sticks for instant lollipops! Or get fancy, combining some of your favourite flavours with maple taffy in these 10 original recipes.

Stovetop Method

  1. Lightly grease the top 1 cm (3/8 in) of the inside of a 2-litre (8-cup) saucepan. This will keep the syrup from bubbling over.
  2. Pour maple syrup into the saucepan.
  3. Fill a large flat tray or bin with snow, packing it down. Set it outside or in the freezer while the syrup comes to temperature.
  4. Put saucepan on medium-high heat with a candy thermometer on the rim or its probe in the syrup. Bring to the boil.
  5. Keep the temperature between 237° and 240° F for about 20 minutes. Important: Never stir the syrup during and after cooking because it may cause the taffy to crystallize. You will know it’s ready when drops of taffy turn into soft little balls in a glass of cold water.
  6. Pour the taffy in lines on snow or crushed ice and roll up on sticks for perfect maple lollipops. Or get fancy, combining some of your favourite flavours with maple taffy in these 10 original recipes.

Notes for Stovetop Method:

The perfect cooking temperature may vary according to local barometric pressure.

 

For completely vegan maple taffy, use a wooden spoon instead of fat above the pot to keep it from bubbling over.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

Add some Maple Taffy to your recipes

Maple is a special addition to any recipe, from appetizer to dessert. Find one that’s perfect for you or your occasion!