Butter Sweet Butter Drops

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Why we feed our kids butter?  I was horrified the first time my Grandad tried to feed my 4 month old baby butter dipped in sugar off a teaspoon! This was an age old tradition he had created with his 9 children, 36 grandchildren and 40+ great grandchildren. In fact I can still remember him feeding me butter and sugar as I peered over the table watching him have a cup of tea.  Today, I would long for my Grandad to feed my kids butter (without the refined sugar of course)! WHY?

Butter:

  • is high in fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K
  • supports the immune system
  • provides a great energy source
  • enhances the absorption of vitamins from foods it is eaten with (ie. melted on veggies)
  • protects against cancer and heart disease
  • is important for brain and nervous system development
  • enhances formation of jaw and bone structure (broad palates & straight teeth)
  • adds flavour to food
  • fills them up and avoids the need for sugary snacksIMG_2127
    Butter Sweet Butter Drops
    These novelty little Butter Drops are a great nutritional treat for the kids and adults alike. They work well at birthday parties or as another addition to lunch boxes. They can be made ahead and stored in the freezer for ready access.
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    Ingredients
    1. 170g Pasture fed organic butter
    2. 2 Tbs of Raw honey (or Maple Syrup)
    Flavour options
    1. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    2. 5 drops peppermint essential oil
    3. 2 tsp of vanilla powder
    4. 1-2 Tbs of cacao powder
    Instructions
    1. Combine butter with sweetener and flavours. Adjust sweetener and flavours to taste....remember when frozen, sweetness and flavour is reduced.
    2. Place in double bagged zip lock plastic bags.
    3. Cut corner of bag.
    4. Pipe small buttons onto tray lined with baking paper.
    5. Place in freezer.
    6. Once set, place in jars and keep in freezer.
    Notes
    1. Peppermint Butter Drops- use honey & peppermint oil.
    2. Cinnamon Maple Butter Drops- use maple syrup & cinnamon.
    3. Vanilla Butter Drops - add vanilla powder with choice of sweetener.
    4. Choc Butter Drops - add 2 Tbs of cacao powder and choice of sweetener.
    Pinkfarm http://www.pinkfarm.com.au/