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How to make Snow Candy – Yummy Winter Activity for Kids

Get ready for an epic winter activity for kids that will have your children making snow candy. This snow candy recipe is super simple to make and will delight kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and the whole family! Is is really easy and we will show you two yummy recipes for how to make snow candy.
Get ready for an epic winter activity for kids that will have your children making snow candy. This snow candy recipe is super simple to make and will delight kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and the whole family! Is is really easy and we will show you two yummy recipes for how to make snow candy.


Snow Candy

I am always on the lookout for creative things to do with my kids. So when my friend Lisa mentioned that her mom use to make snow candy I was immediately intrigued. I love adding memorable activities throughout the year to makethe most of these precious years with them at home. Our family already loves making snow ice cream, but this snow candy recipe is something completely different, fun, and don’t miss winter activities.   Making snow candy is quick and easy and a yummy winter treat for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and kids of all ages.

The History of Snow Candy

After doing some research, I learned that this was a traditional treat from back in the 1800s. It is even included in Little House in the Big Woods book by Laura Ingles Wilder! So now it was not only a fun idea, but a historical fun idea! That is right up my alley.

How to make Snow Candy

There are actually several different types of snow candy you can make. The pictures in this post are from when we made Molasses Snow Candy. (Yum!)

Maple Snow Candy Recipe

Molasses Snow Candy

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 TAB molasses
  • 1/2 teas vanilla
  • 2 TAB water
  • 2 TAB vinegar

Maple syrup snow candy

1 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup butter instead

Add all ingredients from one of the above snow candy recipes to a stock pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until you have a soft ball stage (240 F) for chewy candy or hard ball stage (310 F) for hard candy ideal for sucking on or crunching.

Candy Stage Test

Candy Stage Test

If you don’t have a candy thermometer you can just put a drop of the hot mixture in a cold glass of water. If the candy drop becomes firm but pliable you have soft ball stage. If the candy becomes hard and cracks when pressed it is at hard ball stage.  This takes about 7-12 minutes.

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!

Drop your Candy in the SNOW!

Now comes the fun part. pour the candy on clean, fresh snow that is at least 2” thick. The candy will sink down ever so slightly (less than 1/2”).

let's have our snack outside!

Pick & Eat Snow Candy

Now let your kids pick up the candy & enjoy!

Delicious Snow Candy      Best winter activity for kids - snow candy

Winter Activity for Kids

This is such a fun, memorable snowy day treat! So enjoy a treat from the past that is still fun today! This is just one of all recipes I’ve shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!

Snow Volcano Kids will have fun with this melting snowman where they will melt the snowman using a fun winter science experiment. This snowman activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten to sneak in a fun winter STEM activity where they will build a snowman and then melt it with snow science experiments observing simple chemistry for kids. This outrageously FUN Exploding Snowman is a fun winter science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This STEM experiment is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this as a snowman activity to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment.

Winter science activities for preschoolers

Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!

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Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

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Winter Printables

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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