How to Make Snow Taffy
Kids love to make snow into all kinds of things ... forts, balls, angels. Why not something sweet? You may remember this recipe for maple-syrup candy from Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, but it's just as fun to make (and eat!) in 2016 as it was in the pioneer days. Liz Lee Heinecke, author of the upcoming book Outdoor Science Lab for Kids, shares how to create this treat.
1. Boil 1 cup of maple syrup in a saucepan for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and carefully pour syrup into a heat-resistant container with a spout, like a Pyrex measuring cup.
2. Head outside and help your kids carefully pour syrup lines into a casserole dish filled with snow. (The cold snow instantly stops the syrup from cooking and turns it into a taffy-like consistency.)
3. Remove the candy from the snow with a fork and enjoy!