NanceXToo Posted January 21, 2012 Share Posted January 21, 2012 (edited) 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! :) Edited January 21, 2012 by NanceXToo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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