Maple Sugar Candy

Lord have mercy, I am in love. So, I was messing around in the kitchen and ended up on a happy mistake. I thought instead of using corn syrup as I do in my barley candy recipe I’m going to use maple syrup and make some hard maple candies. Well let me tell you it failed wonderfully. I ended up with maple sugar candy that melts in your mouth. I used a pure maple syrup that I had collected and boiled down last year. I am sure any pure maple syrup will do the trick. And maybe store bought? But I’m not 100% sure on that one… I’ll have to try that next.  My maple syrup is a light to medium colour. 


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar


  1. In a medium size pot mix maple syrup, sugar, and water.
  2. Turn heat on medium and stir constantly until liquid comes to a boil.
  3. Place candy thermometer in pot and let boil untouched until candy reaches 300 degrees.
  4. Remove pot from heat and let sit for 1 minute.
  5. Add cream of tartar and stir. It will bubble up.
  6. Pour candy onto a cookie sheat covered in icing sugar. The icing sugar helps prevent candy from sticking.
  7. After 5 minutes break into pieces.

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