Jack Wax on Snow
Jack Wax or Maple-on-Snow
This classic maple syrup candy has been made by every generation of sugarmaker and is a kid favorite! Hot syrup is poured over snow or ice and instantly hardens into sweet maple candy ribbons.
To make your own, start out by filling a pan with clean snow or shaved ice and keep frozen. Syrup needs to be boiled to a higher temperature than regular syrup boiling. You can use prebottled and reheated syrup or just continue to the desired temperature with your initial boil. For taffy consistency, boil syrup to 230°F and for more brittle, glass-like candy, boil to 252°F. Consistency changes within this temperature range. Once your syrup has reached your preferred temperature, immediately pour it in ribbons on the snow or ice. It will instantly harden and should be eaten right away.