How To Make Maple Syrup Taffy

Maple Syrup Taffy: you only need two ingredients to make this winter treat -maple syrup and snow. Perfect for celebrating on a snowy day.
Maple Syrup Taffy: Easy fun recipe, your kids will LOVE as a snowy day treat.

How do you enjoy snowy days?  Make Maple Syrup Taffy.  

In the midst of snowy days that seem unending, we’re embracing it.  Last weekend we made snow angels, drank hot chocolate, and made a special treat of maple syrup taffy.  There’s only two ingredients in this maple candy treat and one of them is snow!  If you have some fresh snow, it’s the perfect time to try this Canadian favorite made with real maple syrup.  It’s super simple to make, and the only special equipment you need, other than cold snow is a candy thermometer.  This will help you get the hot syrup to the precise temperature to insure your maple snow candy gets that right consistency of taffy that’s chewy and sticky.  This is such a great way to enjoy the snow in late winter.

A Classic Treat

The first time I ever had this was on a school trip to Quebec when I was a teenager.  We visited a traditional maple sugar shack surrounded by maple trees.  I remember smelling the maple sap boiling as soon as we saw the little house in the woods.  After talking to us all about how they collect the sap of the maple tree, and boiled it into pure maple products in the sugar shacks, it was time to taste some maple syrup taffy candy.  They brought out large baking sheets filled with shaved ice and poured maple taffy for us all to try with our wooden popsicle stick.  It reminded me of something Laura Ingalls Wilder would have done in Little House In The Big Woods, but they would have had sleigh rides to get there.

Can You Use Table Syrup?

It’s really a simple process to make this delicious winter treat.  All you need is a candy thermometer.  And, I guarantee your kids will love this maple syrup candy. 😉 Also do make sure you’re using pure maple syrup and not table syrup or corn syrup.  The taste of pure maple syrup is so much better in this recipe, and it’s worth the extra expense.  Will table syrup work?  Yes, if you boil it to 235 degrees it should work too, but it won’t quite taste the same, and will have a slightly different texture, that’s more chewy.  So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Yield: 6

Maple Syrup Taffy

Maple Syrup Taffy: you only need two ingredients to make this winter treat -maple syrup and snow.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • candy thermometer
  • popsicle sticks
  • fresh, clean snow


      1. In a small saucepan boil the syrup over medium heat until it reaches 235 degrees on the thermometer.
      2. Pour maple syrup over fresh snow in six lines.
      3. After a few seconds, roll the taffy onto wooden sticks and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

boiling maple syrup to make maple taffy

pouring Maple Taffy on snow

We poured out our hot maple syrup on a clean snowy patch in our backyard.  After a few seconds, we rolled the snow taffy onto popsicle sticks.


If you pour out your maple syrup and it doesn’t start to harden and form a taffy it means you didn’t boil your maple syrup long enough.  When you’re making your own maple syrup taffy, be sure to get it up to 235 degrees for it to form into taffy when it hits the cold snow.

rolling Maple Syrup Taffy onto popsicle sticks

homemade Maple Taffy

I made this batch of maple syrup snow candy for my kids and this sweet treat got a big thumbs up!  We had such a fun time making it together, and it was the perfect treat for our snowy weekend.  

Maple Taffy: Easy fun recipe, your kids will LOVE as a snowy day treat.

Surely this snow won’t last too much longer, so enjoy it while it lasts. 

With Maple Syrup Taffy, life really is a party!

More Snowy Inspiration

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