Vegan Maple Candy is a simple yet exquisitely delightful confection, embodying the essence of pure maple syrup in a solid, melt-in-your-mouth form. Made solely from 12 ounces of maple syrup, this candy is a true testament to the magic of minimalism in sweets. The texture is smooth and slightly creamy, with each piece breaking off with a satisfying snap. As it dissolves on the tongue, it releases its rich, complex flavors – a dance of sweet, caramel-like notes with hints of earthy, woody undertones unique to maple. The color is a beautiful golden amber, reminiscent of autumn leaves under a bright sun. Vegan Maple Candy is not just a treat but an experience, encapsulating the natural, unadulterated taste of maple in a delectably pure form. It’s a perfect choice for those who appreciate the elegance of single-ingredient delicacies, offering a taste of the wilderness in each small, delightful piece.
- 12 ounces maple syrup
- Candy mold
- Bring the maple syrup to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until the syrup reaches 235 degrees Fahrenheit (110 Celsius).
- Remove the syrup from the heat and allow the temperature to drop to 175 degrees Fahrenheit (80 Celsius). Don’t stir the syrup during this step, just keep an eye on it. When the temperature hits 175 F, stir the syrup continuously for five minutes. I suggest using a heavy plastic or wooden spoon because the scraping sound of metal on metal for five straight minutes might drive you mad.
- The syrup should now be creamy and its color should be much lighter than when you first started stirring.
- Pour the syrup into your candy mold and allow to cool before removing.
Maple Syrup (we often use Trader Joe’s brand, but any good brand will do):
Bring the syrup to a boil:
Let cool before removing from the mold: