Great for people who live up north with lots of snow. I love to make it with my little brothers! Do not let the syrup burn.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pack a large bowl or baking dish full of clean, fresh snow. Smooth the top of the snow flat, and place it in the freezer to stay cold while you cook the taffy.

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  • Pour the maple syrup into a large saucepan, bring it to a boil, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until a candy thermometer reads between 235 and 245 F (112 to 118 C), or a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm ball.

  • Pour about 2 tablespoons of syrup per piece over the snow in thin lines about 5 inches long. Let the syrup strips cool and become firm for 3 to 5 seconds. Pull the candy strips out of the snow, and then wind into a lollipop around the end of a wooden pop stick. Eat while still a little warm.

Nutrition Facts

109.6 calories; 0 g protein; 28.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 11.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
I'm native Vermonter. This is called sugar on snow and always served with crisp dill pickles and homemade donuts. It's a Vermont sugar season tradition. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2018
Well I tried. It tastes very good but it did not roll up into a lollipop. I ended up getting a spoon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
I'm native Vermonter. This is called sugar on snow and always served with crisp dill pickles and homemade donuts. It's a Vermont sugar season tradition. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
My husband and I and our 4 daughters live in Northern Ontario Canada and each winter our friends bring us maple syrup from Quebec. My husband made wooden molds for us to pack the snow in and we make these with the kids....What a hit....Great way to make the winter fun! Enjoy everyone Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I love this old quebecois classic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
Haven't made it in 60 years, but back in the '50s we would press our hands into the snow and use the handprint as the mould. Our grandmother would bring the pan and hot syrup out and pour it in the mould. That was the Northern Illinois tradition. Will do it again when we get some fresh snow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2011
In NY state on the Canadian border we often made this tasty treat with "fake" maple syrup. We had heavy snow fall nearly every winter so it was a familiar treat for my family. Brings back some great memories! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
We were served this at a sugarshack in Quebec on a school trip. I can't wait to try it again when it starts snowing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
You've reminded me of a favorite childhood treat! Here in NH we call them Leather Aprons! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
I love doing this! Try rolling crushed salted peanuts in there and it takes it to a whole new level! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2018
Well I tried. It tastes very good but it did not roll up into a lollipop. I ended up getting a spoon Read More