Maine Maple Snow Candy

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

What is Maple Snow Candy? It is pure maple syrup over lightly packed, clean snow. Wait till it hardens, which is almost immediately, and then you pick it up with a spoon or eat it like a lollypop. When you get new maple syrup, it is just yummy and the kids love to do this. It sure is a treat. If you don't have snow, vanilla ice cream will work fine.

Top Review by UmmBinat

Fun, fun, yum!! DD (5 years old) DD (15 months) and I loved the taffy and had fun making it and eat it with our fingers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup snow (for testing)
  • 1 (1 quart) saucepan filled with packed clean snow


  1. Pour the maple syrup into a deep pot and bring to a boil--but don't let it boil over.
  2. Boil for 4 minutes.
  3. Make a snowball out of the one cup of clean snow and put it on a plate or small bowl.
  4. Test the syrup by pouring a small amount onto the snowball; if it clings to the snow and stops running, it is ready.
  5. Slowly pour the syrup in short, thin lines onto the packed snow in the pan.
  6. As it hardens, pick it up and eat it with a spoon or twist it onto popsicle sticks.

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