Hard Maple Candy
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
- 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 3-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons maple flavoring
- Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan with butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring. Immediately pour into prepared pan; cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's NoteWe recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts1/3 ounce-weight: 46 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Oct 24, 2013
I love hard candy and this was really easy and yummy!
Dec 8, 2011
I have homemade maple syrup. Could I use this instead of the flavoring? How much?
Dec 14, 2010
Mmmmmm!!! Maply syrup in candy form!! Delicious, but difficult to break into pieces by hand (maybe I'm just weak)...used a small tack hammer to gently chip into pieces. I only had 2 Tblsp. of maple flavoring left, so I added 1 Tblsp. vanilla and still tasted mah--velous!!!