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Yum! We made and tried Snow Candy for the first time today!

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We boiled about 1/2 cup of maple syrup on the stove in a saucepan on medium heat with about 2 tablespoons of butter, and added a little bit of brown sugar too.


Boiled it for about 7 minutes or so, stirring pretty constantly so it wouldn't burn.


Let it cool about 2 minutes, then drizzled it over a pan of fresh, clean snow where it almost immediately hardened into a yummy, sweet candy with a taffy-like texture that we could lift off of the snow and eat... I know probably everybody has done that as a kid growing up except me...I never have! And my kids never have either, until today. We all found it quite enjoyable. :)


Normally I'm not a winter person and I've been pretty glad that we've managed to avoid much snow here in PA to date for once...but since we got about six inches overnight I figured we may as well do SOMETHING enjoyable with it today! :D




ETA: We didn't do this one yet, but an idea from a Facebook friend that we may try another time is making Snow Ice Cream:


When it starts to snow, set out a large clean bowl and collect about a gallon of fresh, clean snow. Add 1 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and 2 cups of milk. Stir, and serve at once.




And now, here are our Snow Candy pics! :)

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It was very quick and easy and the snow cools it and hardens it so that you can eat it within seconds. The kids loved it and my husband and I found it to be quite tasty, too!


I just edited my original post to include instructions for "Snow Ice Cream," too, which we have not yet tried but which we plan to try next time it snows (I got the idea for both of these things from a friend's Facebook page)!

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We've done snow ice cream a little differently--we used 1 can of sweetened condescened milk, some vanilla, and some milk until it was creamy. You can add extra sugar if you like. Yummy! It even kept in the freezer for a few days. We did this when we had that crazy snow in October which worked well because it was such a heavy snow. It didn't melt instantly when you poured the milk on it.

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