I found a cool recipe to try out in the snow - Maple Snow Taffy.
All you need is a cup of maple syrup and a 1/4 cup of salted butter....and a prepared baking pan full of snow.
Melt the butter and pour the syrup in a pot on the stove.
Boil to 220-235 degrees on a candy thermometer.
I no longer have a candy thermometer. I tried my meat thermometer but it only goes up to 220 degrees. So I let it hit 220 and waited just a moment.
It may have been a moment too long because suddenly the color started changing. We rushed outside and poured rows of candy in the snow.
This is the weirdest directions for a recipe I've ever done.
The candy firmed up quickly in the snow and Nicholas could lift a whole row. Ours was not stretchy like taffy but it wasn't hard candy. It was more like a brittle.
It's just YUM!