The Little House books! Didn't you always want to make snow candy as you read & re-read those books? Unfortunately, you're a parent now & a shopper, and there's no way you're spending $15+ on real maple syrup to make a snowy day treat. This recipe is a white sugar version, super yummy, and (fairly) easy. My kids love it, and we generally make it two times per year. A note of caution: Any sugar syrup can be dangerous. This is something I cook on a back burner, and I do the cooking myself (I leave the kids to pick out which baking pans they want to use for collecting snow). The candy itself cools very quickly, and it can be eaten almost immediately. That being said, an adult should help little little kids.