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Paleo Snow Candy!

It’s been one of those days… not a bad day. We went out and had breakfast then I spent the day with my girls – playing in the snow, playing a few board games, put a puzzle together, made a few valentines cards… and the girls were craaaanky. What’s with the crankiness lately? Ugh. Just ugh. So instead of getting this post to you during the day when you could have run outside and ya know… used it… it’s now waaaay too late! But there’s always tomorrow!

Apparently Carrie and I had the same idea today (great minds think alike, amiright?) We both made snow candy! It’s been snowing in Oregon which happens every… 3 or 4 years. No really. And it’s been snowing for 2 days! We decided to take advantage of the rare occurrence and have some fun!

The bonus… this is easy! And tasty! Two bonuses – woot!

There are 2 versions –

Version 1:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions:

Add molasses and honey to a small saucepan on the stove. Heat until bubbling and it starts to thicken a bit. If you have a candy thermometer, you want it to be around 220*F. I don’t have a candy thermometer. I cooked my molasses and honey on the stove over high heat while stirring continuously for about 5 minutes. You do not want it to burn. Burnt molasses sounds terrible. Stir stir stir!

photo (29)Once you’re molasses and honey mix is done – it’s time to go outside! Ok fine… you can just fill a pan with snow and pour the mix into the pan, but where is the fun in that?? Go outside! We poured our mix right into the snow!Β photo (26)

I know.. looks scrumptious. πŸ˜‰

We let it sit there for maybe one minute then picked up the pieces and placed them in a pan we brought outside with us.Β photo (30)

And now you can eat it! For whatever reason, part of me still suspected this mix to be hot or at least warm but it’sΒ cold. It tastes like molasses caramel. If you like molasses, you’ll like this!

photo (28)Yum.

Version 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honey
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Heat up honeyΒ until bubbling and it starts to thicken a bit. If you have a candy thermometer, you want it to be around 220*F. Very similar to version 1 instructions. Once it’s done, stir in your pinch of sea salt and stir well and then… again – go outside!

photo (25)

Pour your mix into the snow and then collect your candy!

photo (27)

With either of these versions, you pretty much want to eat it fairly soon. I tried to save some to see how it would hold out and it melted in the fridge. Maybe you could keep some in the snow outside for a bit? Worth a try if you don’t think wild animals would steal it. πŸ˜‰

Have fun! Stay warm! And if you don’t have snow…. I”m jealous.

-Tarrin

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