Easter’s coming! I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for Easter baskets that won’t send my kids on a crazy sugar rampage. These 1-Ingredient Maple Candies are amazingly quick to throw together, and are made from an all-natural ingredient: pure maple syrup!
You can make these two ways: let them cook less time, and you’ll have a softer candy. Let them cook longer, and you’ll have a hard candy. You choose! For the sake of this post, I made a hard candy as they last longer in little mouths. =)
|Prep Time||1 minutes|
|Cook Time||10 minutes|
- Pour maple syrup into a large saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat.
- Place candy thermometer onto side of saucepan.
- Cook, without stirring, until temperature reaches 240 degrees for softer candy, or 270-280 degrees for harder candy.
- Remove from heat, stir for a few seconds, and then pour into candy mold.
- Let cool until hardened (I put mine in the fridge and it took about a 1/2 hour)
A candy mold is not required--if you like, you can line a small pan with parchment paper, and pour in the heated syrup, then break into pieces once cooled. Please note: 1 cup of syrup yields 12 pieces of candy in my mold.
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Another healthy version of this is to pour warm maple syrup over snow and mix. I got this idea when doing a unit study based on Ingall’s stories of Little House on the Prairie.
Hi can I use this recipe to make chocolate covered caramels??
Shanti Landon says
Hmm, I’m not sure! I have never tried it, but if you do, let me know how they turn out!
What is the shelf life on this recipe?
Kristina j says
I made these, they’re yummy, thanks for the recipe. I heated to 240 for the softer candy but having a hard time getting them out of the mold after refrigerating for half hour. Do you think I can freeze these?