TURTLES Maple Bark

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It doesn’t get much more Canadian than TURTLES and Maple. Celebrate Canada 150 with a new take on one of Canada’s favourite treats.
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Servings: 8
Skill level: Intermediate

What you need

1.5 cups (chopped) TURTLES
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Butter
1/3 cup Quality Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Sea Salt (Optional)

How to prepare

Instructions

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Chop TURTLES into rough pieces and set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt your butter. Add sugar, maple syrup, water, vanilla and sea salt.

Stirring constantly, bring the mixture to a boil before lowering the heat to medium. (Dip a brush in hot water and brush the inner sides of you pan to avoid sticking sugar.) Stop stirring and clip a candy thermometer to the side of your pan.

Cook for roughly 20 minutes, or until your temperature reaches 300°F. If you notice dark spots in the mixture, gently (and carefully) swirl the pan to distribute evenly.

Remove your pan from the heat and carefully pour the mixture onto your lined baking sheet. Use a silicone spatula to spread the mixture into a thin, even layer. Quickly sprinkle your chopped TURTLES on top and allow it to cool for 2 hours or over night.

Once cool and solid, break into rough pieces and enjoy.

 

Tips

Share the love.

Small, sealable mason jars are a great way to share this delicious treat.

Easy on the salt.

If you’re using salted butter, only use a pinch of sea salt.