Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sugar on Snow

One afternoon after the big snowstorm, my mom posted instructions on Facebook for making sugar on snow.  You may recall when Laura and Mary made this in Little House in the Big Woods.

It couldn't be any easier.  You pour pure maple syrup in a pan and heat it to 234*. 

Then you take the syrup and pour bits of it onto fresh snow.  Eat right away and it has a taffy consistency to it.
The boys loved it so much, and immediately begged to make more.  With the cost of maple syrup lately, we won't be making too much of this, but it is a nice special treat in a snow storm!

27 comments:

The Cranky said...

I used to love that! The kidling not so much.

Steve Surratt said...

Never heard of that one. The most exotic we ever dared was snow ice creme.

Lynn said...

I'd like to have tried this, I once had a Maple tree that was very generous with her syrup, we also had lots of snow but had no idea one could do this, too bad.

Alica said...

I remember making this as a kid, but didn't remember how we did it, so thanks for the reminder! :) We probably used regular pancake syrup, but maple syrup sounds delicious. Too bad it's so expensive, even from Costco!

Karen Ann said...

Oh how I loved that book (and TV!) series when I was young. Still do!

You reminded me of a christmas story where Ma was so ecstatic to get four sweet potatoes for christmas.. it was such a treat!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I remember Laura and Mary jmaking that in Little House in the Big Woods. :-) I loooooovvvve maple syrup--could probably drink a bottle of it. lol I'm surprised that the syrup has to be heated so high.

PioneerPreppy said...

Wonder if you can do something similar with honey?

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm reading Pioneer Girl right now. The original unedited version of those cherished books.

Crystal Collier said...

Now there's a treat I'll never get to try out in Florida. Sounds awesome! I actually heard someone else rambling on about it a few weeks ago and was curious, so thank you for answering my unasked question!

Sally said...

Oh wow - did you ever take me back many years, Lisa. When we lived in Washington state, my oldest brother and I decided to make snow ice cream; Mom caught us trying to turn on the stove with our snow and sugar. We were 5 and 6. Thank you for the memory, and what a treat for your boys. :)

xoxo

Maggid said...

this is wonderful!

Sandra Morris said...

My girls always enjoyed making recipes from the books we read.

TexWisGirl said...

i do think i remember that in their story. :)

Aodhnait said...

Oh wow! I remember reading about that in Little House on the Prairies

Out on the prairie said...

yum lace candy, try to trickle it slow and it makes interesting shapes

Michelle said...

I remember reading that in the book(s). What a great treat for your boys.

Linda said...

I read the series as a young adult and loved them!

Denise inVA said...

I have never heard of this before but what a fun and tasty treat.

DMS said...

Oh my goodness- how fun! I remember having something just like this when I was kid and I thought it was the coolest thing. I felt just like Half Pint. :)
~Jess

alissa apel said...

I should try this. It looks fun to do.

Betsy Adams said...

What a wonderful idea... I just shared this idea with someone else who is entertaining their grandchildren... Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

Hugs,
Betsy

mail4rosey said...

I've never heard of it. That is really cool though!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds yummy!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Life is so much more fun when you have little ones around.

deborah harvey said...

plant few sugar maples.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I wonder if you could do the same thing with honey or agave?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Pure fun!
love
tweedles