I think it's uber (and when I say uber, you know I'm serious) that readers know bloggers are far from perfect.
We get frustrated.
We eat junk food.
We poop (I'm sorry, but it's the truth).
We are human.
And part of being human involves bribing our children with small chocolate candies to get them to learn to use the toilet. I ain't ashamed. I totally bribed. But it wasn't nearly as good as this kid friendly candy alternative recipe.
Now that we're a good four months into being potty trained, G-love is slowly being weaned off the M&M or jellybean she is allowed as a ‘treat' after going – if she forgets to ask, I don't bring it up. But for the time being, I'm still okay with her getting one for a successful…ya know…poo.
That being said, while I don't mind giving her a ‘treat', I am pretty sick and tired of having all that corn-syrup laden, artificially-dyed bag of goodies sittin' around. If it's not here, we can easily go without reaching into the bag…but once it's in the house, all bets are off. That's what I simply DON'T BUY CANDY EVER! Hence the kid friendly candy alternative recipe.
What I'm getting at is simply this: I'd like a better option for her treats.
And for a Weston A. Price whole-foodie, such as myself, I see no better option than butter buttons.
My friend Courtney brought these up again to me, though I remember making something quite similar in the past. Once I got the idea in my mind, I couldn't let it go. So instead, I gave in to the delicious, healthy-fatty-goodness. You should too.
Kid Friendly Candy Alternative Recipe (AKA: Butter Treats)
Step One: Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor or mixer.
Step Two: Use a spatula to scrap the butter mixture into a small, plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and slowly squish the butter out, like piping on a cake.
Step Three: On a plate (be wiser than me and put down some parchment paper!) gently squeeze the butter out of the bag into lil' button size dollops of butter.
Don't worry about making them perfect. Unless you're a perfectionist. Then this may not be the best task for you.
Step Four: Stick the plates in the freezer until the buttons set. Then, gently remove from the plates and store in a mason jar in the freezer.
Georgia loves, Loves, LOVES, LOOOOOVES Kerrygold butter. And I pretty much recognize it as a superfood. I am happy that she can now fill her little belly with this kid friendly candy alternative recipe instead of that nasty candy.
She gets so excited for them after she, ya know…
BUTTER TWEAT!!! BUTTER TWEEEEEEAT!!! she shouts with enthusiasm.
And, truth be told, I've been known to slip a few butter buttons into my morning cup of coffee. It adds a nice little fatty flair of which I am quite fond.
Now those are two words you don't see together very often.
You know you're in a traditional foods kitchen when you do.
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