Maple Syrup Snow Candy

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

10 minutes

25 minutes

Serves:

Level:

6 Servings

Beginner

About the Recipe

While most candy-making is sometimes difficult, snow candy couldn’t be easier.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups snow or finely grated ice

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)

  • 6 craft sticks

Preparation


  • Step 1Pack snow or grated ice on a rimmed baking sheet. Press down to create an even layer, and place in freezer.

  • Step 2Combine maple syrup and ginger in a small saucepan over high. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often, until a candy thermometer registers 240°F (soft ball stage), about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Step 3Place prepared baking sheet of snow from freezer to the counter. Pour hot syrup mixture into 6long strips over the snow. Quickly sprinkle a bit of salt over each syrup strip. Working quickly, use a craft stick to press gently on 1 end of each strip; roll slightly hardened maple candy mixture onto the stick, gently forming into a candy pop at the end of each stick.

  • Step 4Place finished candy pops on a sheet of parchment paper while you make the rest, and enjoy candy immediately.