Slow Cooker Maple Taffy Ribs

Slow cooker maple ribs recipe


Change up the traditionnal BBQ ribs with this slow cooker maple taffy ribs recipe! Don’t have a maple taffy? Replace it with maple sugar or 3/4 cup maple syrup that you will cook to 234 ° F (112 ° C). Enjoy your meal!




  • 3 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 5 lb pork back ribs, individually separated


Maple BBQ Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple taffy
  • 1/4 cup powdered mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper




  1. In a bowl, combine the maple syrup, chili powder, salt, pepper and onion powder.
  2. On a work surface, generously sprinkle the ribs with this dry marinade, rubbing the meat well on each side.
  3. Transfer the ribs to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Stir halfway through cooking. Remove the meat from the slow cooker.


Maple BBQ Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the chili, onion and garlic powders for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes or until the sauce is syrupy. Salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), rack in the center. Place an aluminum foil directly on the grid and place the ribs in it. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, brushing with barbecue sauce. Serve with the rest of the sauce.


Source: Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers

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