Maine Maple Snow Candy

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 8 ounces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup snow (for testing)
  • 1
    (1 quart) saucepan filled with packed clean snow

DIRECTIONS

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