By Samantha Herman

Cotton candy is a treat that people associate with county fairs and trips to Disneyland. But it's not just for special occasions anymore. You can make maple cotton candy in your own home without a cotton candy machine.

Make Maple Cotton Candy

Step 1

Put sugar, water and corn syrup into the saucepan and turn the burner to medium-low heat.

Step 2

Stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Raise burner temperature to high.

Step 3

Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature. Once it reaches 310 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the pot from the heat.

Step 4

Let the pot sit for about 15 seconds. Use that time to coat the bowl with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 5

Dip the fork into the syrup and drizzle it into the bowl in a circular motion. Repeat until the bowl is full.

Step 6

Eat the cotton candy out of the bowl.