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Maple Syrup Candy

1 cup maple sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup walnut halves (or any nut)

and (or) 1 cup dried apricots or prunes

Directions: Place maple syrup and water in a small, deep saucepan and heat slowly, without stirring, to the softball stage (238 F. on a candy thermometer.)

Remove from the heat.

Drop the walnuts into the hot syrup. Turn gently with a spoon so they are evenly coated.

Remove to aluminum foil with a slotted spoon.

Repeat with the apricots.

If the syrup begins to harden, heat just long enough to melt it again.

Cool nuts and fruit to room temperature and serve.

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