I can't take credit for this recipe. My good friend Robin shared it with me and she got it from TheVeganLunchBox blog. It's so easy and so yummy! It even fooled my family. Well..until I told them I made it because I was so proud of it. And no HFCS either! YEAH!
Homemade "Maple" Syrup
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp natural maple flavor
Put the brown sugar into a medium saucepan. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl or cup and drizzle with about 2 tbs. of water. Stir or whisk with a fork until the cornstarch is dissolved, then add it to the saucepan along with the rest of the water.
Stir or whisk constantly over medium-high heat, until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute, still stirring.
Remove the saucepan from the heat, and let the syrup cool completely. When it's cool, stir in the maple flavor.
Store in the refrigerator. It will keep for several weeks.