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Snow Candy - Perfect Fun for a Blizzard

How to make maple syrup snow candy - This quick and easy recipe is just like Laura Ingalls Wilder made in Little House in the Big Woods. All you need is syrup and butter to get delicious caramel candy! It's the most fun and tasty thing you can do in a snowstorm or blizzard!


  • A lot of snow preferably on plates or long pans
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • Fill your dishes or pans with snow. Put them back outside to stay frozen.
    packed snow for snow candy
  • Pour the maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Set the burner to simmer (just one notch above low), stirring often.
    A pan of caramel beginning to boil
  • Continue stirring often, especially after the maple syrup and butter start to boil. If you have a candy thermometer, it should heat to between 220 and 240 degrees. If you don't, allow it to boil for 5 to 10 minutes, until it becomes stringy and stiffens when dripped onto a plate.
    A pan of caramel at a full boil
  • Remove from heat and cool for 2-3 minutes, then drizzle over the pans of snow in small puddles or thin lines.
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