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Vermont Maple Creams
Homemade candy can be a bit of a science to get just right but traditional Vermont Maple Creams use just two ingredients and are fairly simple to make. They are light, creamy, sweet, and taste great. They're nice plain but can also be embellished with chopped nuts or chocolate for something richer.
All you need is maple syrup, vanilla extract, a good heavy saucepan and a candy thermometer to make these. I recommend starting with a good pure maple syrup for the best results but any maple syrup will do. Remember to keep an eye on the temperature and you'll have a delicious treat in about half an hour.
- 2 Cups maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, bring maple syrup to a boil. Cook over medium heat until syrup registers 235 degrees Fahrenheit on your candy thermometer.
- Allow the syrup to cool to 110 degrees. Don't stir while it cools.
- After it's cooled to 110 degrees add vanilla. beat the mixture until it's very fluffy and light.
- Shape the mixture into patties.
- When completely cooled, wrap patties in waxed paper and store in an airtight container.