How to make maple syrup taffy pops

Maple syrup taffy pops - a fun sweet treat for grown-ups and kids to make together.

By Christine Picheca

How to make maple syrup pops
The sap has started to run and it's maple syrup season. If you've ever been to a sugar shack where they turn sap into maple syrup, you've seen and tasted maple syrup taffy pops. These maple treats are fun and easy to make in your own home. Our simple steps will show you how to make your own maple syrup taffy pops!

Kids, don't try this project on your own. A grown-up needs to boil the sugar because it gets VERY HOT!

How to make maple syrup taffy pops


1. Gather your equipment. You will need:


a) A small pot from the kitchen
b) A candy thermometer
c) A baking sheet
d) About 12 popsicle sticks





2. Gather your ingredients. You will need:


a) 2 cups of real maple syrup
b) Clean, untouched snow. Make sure your snow is clean because you're going to eat it!




3. Preparation




Scoop the snow onto the baking sheet.

Pack the snow down onto the sheet.





In your small pot, boil the maple syrup to "soft ball" stage on your candy thermometer (235˚F). See this picture? It's VERY HOT! Make sure a grown-up boils the syrup for you. (and grown-ups, be careful too!)

What does the candy thermometre do? How does sugar turn into candy? Click here to find out.

After the syrup has boiled to "soft ball" stage (235˚F), have a grown-up transfer the syrup into a Pyrex measuring cup for pouring.

Pour the maple syrup in a line on your snow.

Wait 30 seconds








Roll your maple syrup taffy around a popsicle stick.

Eat your maple syrup pops right away - they won't last!!
 

More tasty maple syrup recipes by Canadian Living:
Maple Spice Cake with Butterscotch Maple Sauce and Sugared Pecans
Maple Muffins
Maple Popcorn Caramel Crunch

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