Tea Time & Guilt-free Buttermints!

My daughters and I have been having tea time every other Wednesday for several months. It’s the most lovely time where we study one or several things such as art study, music study, read aloud book (currently Nim’s Island!), discuss tea etiquette, or just chatting like ladies.

There’s just something so special about this:

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and this:

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And this **unedited and unfiltered** view doesn’t hurt:

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We bought everything we use for tea time at thrift stores and after I broke two of the tea cups (bad elbow!) we went back to thrifting to replace them. We have so enjoyed our tea time and it is one of the highlights of our week.

Today I wanted to share with you one of our favorite tea time treats! This is so good and it’s so easy!!!

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Homemade Buttermints

1 stick of BUTTER (no margarine, please!)
5-10 drops Peppermint Oil (to taste)
2-3 TBSP Raw Honey (to taste)

**It’s best if your butter is at room temperature for easy mixing. When you have all the ingredients together taste to make sure it’s exactly how you want it! Now, don’t eat it all yet!!! Put the mixture in a pastry bag with tip or, what I did, put it in a sandwich baggie and cut an opening in a corner. 😉 EASY! Squeeze small dollops onto wax paper or parchment paper. Let it chill in the fridge for around 2 hours before transferring to a container or serve in a dish but keep in fridge when not eating. These do get melty quicker than store-bought buttermints, so just be aware of that.

We were a bit impatient and put it in the freezer for a shorter time and munched on them for tea time. Then we kept the rest in a baggie in the freezer and indulged in the pure yumminess for several more days.

Such a yummy treat and guilt free!

I’d love to learn about yummy guilt free treats that you enjoy!

Elizabeth

HEALTH NOTE:

I titled this “guilt free buttermints” for a reason. Yes . . . BUTTER (please don’t use margarine). Real butter is so yummy and can actually really be healthy for you! I won’t go into detail myself but instead I’ll direct you for extra reading! 😉 There are many places online to learn more about the health benefits of butter, so this is just one of many.

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Elizabeth Byler Younts (29 Posts)

Elizabeth Byler Younts used to be Amish, and even after her family converted, she still grew up among her Amish family. She is still very close with them and still speaks Pennsylvania Dutch regularly. She is the author of an Amish memoir titled Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl. Seasons is the story of her grandmother Lydia Lee Coblentz who grew up in an impoverished Amish family through the Great Depression. Seasons was released in August 2010 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller in three categories. Elizabeth is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force Officer’s wife with two young daughters and makes her home wherever her family is stationed.


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  1. We love having tea time here!

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