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Winter Fun

on December 20, 2012

King Winter has once again graced us with his presence. So what do we do on a snowy day besides play in it, make a snack with it. Today we were inspired by Laura Ingles Wilder and my friend Jen to make some molasses candy.

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First we gathered snow in pans. Each child got their own pan to fill with clean fresh snow.

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We heated up 1 cup of molasses and 3/4 cup of sugar in a pan over medium heat until it reached 245 degrees F. Then I poured out the mix into a measuring cup.

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The kids each poured some onto thier snow and then we put them back out on the porch for ten minutes.

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Time to enjoy, yum!

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All of the kids enjoyed the molasses candy. It is sticky on your teeth, I think we will need a good brushing later 🙂

 

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One response to “Winter Fun

  1. Jen Skinner says:

    Glad you guys liked it! We had fun making it & when you posted I had a feeling you & the kids would get into it. 🙂 Fun wintry activity!

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