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Maple Leaves

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Maple Leaves
Elizabeth LaBau

This maple candy is not for the faint of sweet tooth! If you love maple flavor, I recommend using the darker Grade B syrup for a more robust maple taste. Note that this recipe requires real maple syrup—-using “maple-flavored” pancake or table syrup won’t work.

I poured the maple candy into leaf molds to emphasize the autumn theme, but they do not necessarily have to be molded. If you prefer, you can pour them in a cookie sheet or pan lined with foil, and then cut them into squares once they set, or use cookie cutters to make other shapes.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter


1. Prepare your molds by spraying them with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Pour the syrup into a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. The syrup will boil quite a bit, so you want to have a saucepan large enough so that it will not easily boil over the top.

3. Insert the candy thermometer and add the butter to the syrup, stirring to incorporate.

4. Bring the syrup to 240 degrees (soft-ball stage) and remove from the heat.

5. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then beat with a wooden stick until it thickens, lightens in color and turns opaque, 3-5 minutes. Stop stirring once it reaches this point, because you do not want it to set completely in the pan.

6. Spoon the candy into your molds and smooth the tops.

7. Allow to set for 5-7 minutes, then pop out of the molds.

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 4 out of 5
Excellent Recipe - 2nd time was a charm, Member HandsomeBrookFarm

I tried this recipe twice. The first time was a disaster. I realize now that my mistake was moving the finished candy syrup into a measuring cup to pour into the molds. Instead, it seized up before I could get it to the mold. Problem: The measuring cup was cold and chilled the candy and hardened it. The second time i made two changes 1) reduced the butter to 1/4 tsp and 2) spooned the candy into the molds directly from the warm pot. Success!! I tried a third time to be sure my method was right...success again :-)

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