Saturday, November 11, 2006

Maple Sugar Candy (Native American)

I thought I would share with you one of our favorite recipes from when we learned about Native American Indians. It is very easy to make and a favorite with children. Warning: It is addictive!

1 lb. of Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Margarine
1/3 cup Pancake Syrup (pure Canadian Maple Syrup would also taste great)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
halved pecans (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and work with your hands or a large spoon until smooth and creamy. It will be very sticky. Roll into teaspoon or tablespoon sized balls and barely flatten tops to add a slice of halved pecans.

Tip: Put it in the freezer to quicken the hardening process. It won't get very hard, just firm enough that it stays in a cream-candy consistency so you can handle it without sticky fingers. It tastes good cold (but not frozen!).

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Anonymous said...

I have to say, that anything with maple, and candy in the title piques my interest. I love candy, and maple flavor. I can't wait to try this. But, if what you say is true, and it's addictive, expect to hear from my lawyer. Just kidding, he's a candy fan too! ;) Cheers!

Sprittibee said...

Let me know if you try it. :)

G said...

I was not able to mix them into balls. The consistency was more like frosting...

G said...

I was unable to form balls. The consistency wa more like frosting.