Our friend Benita, who knows we are always on the lookout for unusual homemade projects, sent us this recipe from Full Bellies, Happy Kids. Homemade Maple Syrup! Who knew it could be done? Of course, it's not "real" maple syrup (we're not sending you out to go tap a tree or anything). But it is tasty and oh-so-simple!
1-3/4 c white sugar1/4 c brown sugar
1 c water1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. maple extract
Mix the white and brown sugar with the water, bring to a boil.
Cover and cook for about a minute.
Add the vanilla and maple, mix well and let cool.
There is no need to refrigerate this. Just find a cute bottle to put it in and you are ready to go! This recipe is perfect for when you run out of syrup unexpectedly. Enjoy!