Thursday, December 2, 2010

Have you ever made "Snow Candy" with maple syrup?

I've wanted to do this since I was a child after I first read The Little House in the Big Woods.

At last I've tried it!

The recipe we used:   1 cup of maple syrup and 1/4 cup butter.  Cook over medium heat until it reaches the soft ball stage.  Then you drizzle it on fresh snow. 

We've are at a place where stories are constantly being told.  Thus open mouthed pictures.
Note the beeswax candles in the background.  We made them the other day from sheets of beeswax.  So much fun!

See Fresh Snow

 The First Attempt

The best part of the process for both kids was eating the snow.


The truly historic recipe has only the maple syrup (the real from-the-tree stuff).  The butter makes it Carmel.  It was amazing.  I ate most of it over 2 days, myself.  Everyone else had a taste and that's all they wanted.


Maraiya said...

I've been thinking about making this. Is the butter necessary?

Chiska said...

No, it's not. In fact if you're authentic you don't use it at all.

mia said...

I have always wanted to make/eat this. I thought all you had to do was add the maple syrup and for the butter tip.