Maple Syrup Snow Taffy
By Lisa Caplan, Toca Magazine Writer
Here’s a fun way to spend a winter day — especially after you’ve had a fresh snowfall. This should be familiar to anyone who lives in Vermont, Quebec or any location where there are lots of maple trees and a cold climate. It’s usually a spring activity since that’s when those trees yield their precious – and delicious – sap, but it’s easy and fun to make all winter long and can be tailored to suit your taste and even your climate pretty easily. It’s also delicious!
Category: Creative and Maker Play
Target age: 4 and up
Skill level: Beginner
Materials: Stuff you can get quickly from the store or delivery
Prep time: 1 to 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- clean plastic receptacle
- fresh, clean snow (alternatively, lots of shaved ice)
- real maple syrup (don’t use commercial breakfast syrups from the cereal aisle)
- popsicle sticks
- weather below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C)
- Optional: different flavored syrups — chocolate, grenadine, pina colada etc.
- Optional: cookie sheet and cutters