Mad Scientist Monday #12: Snow +Molasses with a little Hocus Pocus

Day 222 Today's post is brought to you on a snow day here in Albuquerque, a rare sight indeed here in the desert.  It seems that Professor Hinkle's hat really was magic and it not only brought Frosty back to life but it has been lightly snowing since 10PM yesterday.  I loved and hated when this show came on...the girl character always made me too sad and even the jolly song didn't really help, plus we ended up having the song in our head for days but it was fun when we didn't have VCRs or DVRs and had to wait in anticipation for all the holiday shows to be on once a year.

1969 Frost the Snowman TV show
For today's Mad Scientist concoction we give you molasses snow candy.   Since snow days are so unxpected I found that I unprepared with molasses supplies and only had this little bit left.  Make sure you get REAL molasses with no other STUFF in it.  It is very thick and gloppy so carefully spoon about half in a double boiler on low or medium but make sure you watch it carefully or it will burn and stick to everything you just want it to be fluid and almost water consistency.

In the mean time direct your kids to the nearest patch of fairly deep, unstepped on, non yellow, cleanest snow they can find.  Give them a pan or shallow dish (in this case I used a 15" pizza pan with edges).  I have the kids scrape off the top layer of fluffy snow with their hands or a clean cup.

Then pour the molasses in drizzles randomly all around the pan.  Nothing fancy now just go all over the pan.

As the molasses makes contact with the snow it will harden into a strip of candy.
Let it cool for just a minute (it will cool fast) and pick up a drizzle to eat.  They are delicious with the snow clinging to it, cold and sweet at the same time.

I don't recommend making more than you can eat at that time because if left in the house the candy will go back to it's molasses state.  Better yet take a few to eat yourself and give the rest of the snow pan to the kids to take back outside and eat in the cold.  It will give them more energy to run around and get adorable red cheeks as they 'accidentally' throw snowballs at each other's faces.
After some of the drizzles have been picked out and eaten!
This stuff is so good and you really can't eat too much it is so sweet but simple!

What will you create today?

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