Warmer days mean the long-awaited sap is finally running — it’s time to tap into your sweet tooth with these Maple-Walnut Bars.
The sap is running. It’s time to unlock the sweetening power and delectable flavor of maple.
SUGARINGsyrup is made, SEASON,is short when and maple sweet. treesIt beginsare tappedwhen the and weather conditions are just right — freezing nights followed by warming, above-freezing days. And while tapping the sap is referred to as “running,” the sap actually comes out just a few drops at a time. It’s then reduced into a sweeter, more condensed liquid and voilà, pure maple syrup is born.
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