This easy method of how to make snow candy recipe is a sweet, creamy and chewy all bundled into a wonderful winter treat that will make children cheer as the snowflakes start to fall. While I enjoy the comforts of modern living, I enjoy exploring and re creating old fashioned recipes from homesteading pioneers.
When making either recipe, you can bring clean uncontaminated snow in a large container into the house to make it easier to pour.
Please beware of the yellow snow ( peed on snow) just good advice.
This is recipe is the modern version of the recipe from “The little house in the big woods” Book by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
1 Cup molasses
1 Cup brown sugar
Fresh, clean snow (or crushed ice)
Candy thermometer, or cup filled with cold water
Shallow pan, such as a cake pan
Boil the molasses and sugar together in the large pot until the mixture reaches the “hard crack” stage on a candy thermometer, or until a spoonful dropped into cold water forms a hard ball and cracks. Remove the syrup from the heat.
BE VERY CAREFUL. THE SYRUP IS EXTREMELY HOT AT THIS STAGE.
Scoop fresh, clean snow (or crushed ice) into the shallow pan. Dip up a spoonful of syrup and dribble it onto the snow in circles and other shapes as Laura and Mary did. It will harden and become candy. Lift the candy off the snow and onto a clean towel to dry.
Recipe taken from The Little House Treasury by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Erikson.
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