Hmm. I really do not live in Kansas, but that is where I am from and where I think my heart still is. I actually live in Houston. Here is something I found about making maple sugar - sounds pretty easy. There is also a website that sells it fairly cheap.
Granulated Maple Sugar
4 c pure maple syrup
1 ts butter
Storage containers for granulated sugar (e.g. Tupperware)
1.Add maple syrup and butter to pot and boil uncovered to 254 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from heat and stir with wooden spoon until syrup becomes granular and dry. This may take up to 30 minutes.
2.Sift though sieve onto cookie sheets and let dry for 3 hours. Transfer into storage containers using funnel. Store containers in a cool dark place. Granulated sugar can be used in place of white or brown sugar.
3.If you plan to bake with granulated maple sugar use Canada # 2 Amber since it has a stronger maple flavour. Canada # 1 syrup will produce a lighter coloured sugar with a more delicate flavour that is suitable for sprinkling on toast, grapefruit etc. It will keep for several months.