This recipe is from the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook. This is one of my favorite Little House books and we try all different recipes from it.
One of the favorites of the kids is the Molasses candy you make using snow. Every year they are excited to make their first batch and will make a few throughout the winter. It’s a simple recipe and fun for the kids.
Here is the batch the tween made. She likes to make swirly designs where I like to make small round circles perfect for popping in your mouth.
Once you are done you store outside covered so the snow stays frozen and keeps the syrup hard like candy.
I actually really enjoy the flavor of this candy as well. It’s nice to break off a little piece whenever that sweet tooth hits!!
Molasses on Snow Candy (as taken from the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook)
1 cup of dark molasses
½ cup brown sugar
Fill 2 cookie sheets or cake pans with snow and leave outside to stay cold
In a large sauce pan combine molasses and brown sugar and bring to a boil stirring frequently
Boil on medium heat approximately 5 minutes (it will boil up which is why you need a large pot)
After 5 minutes drop a tiny drop into a clean glass of cold water
If the drop dissolves boil another 2 minutes (or if you are candy thermometer person heat to 245F)
If the drop stays in a soft ball remove from heat
Bring one pan of snow in and slowly pour syrup onto snow making designs or in circles
Continue until the syrup is gone.
Store in the freezer in the snow or outside covered (we store it in the closed grill with waxed paper on top).
When ready for a piece of candy, peel up only the amount you are going to eat keeping the rest on the snow until ready to eat!!