When my kiddos get sick with a cough or sore throat. A spoon full of honey does the trick.
Not only does it help the scratchy throats they LOVE honey. We even used honey as a bribe to potty train my oldest son. When he did his business on the potty, I gave him a squirt of honey in his mouth.
Worked better than stickers and M&M's!
Being that this is our first year having a child in the school system (Owen is in Preschool) our whole family has been hit hard this fall with colds and sickies that we just can't seem to kick. My youngest son Chase has had a slight cold/cough off and on for weeks. He gets better than he catches something else with in days!
I saw these on Pinterest I knew I needed to make them asap to help my poor boys throat!
So if you find your self in a house of sick kiddies and you want to give them something to sooth their throat that is all natural whip up a small batch of these drops! They last allot longer than a spoon full honey that's for sure!
Honey as much or as little as you'd like! I used 3/4 a cup.
In a small sauce pan over low/med heat add your honey. Bring to a low boil. Clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pan. When it reaches about 300 (hard crack stage) remove it from the heat being very careful because honey burns easily!
On a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, pour tsp sized drops leaving room for them to spread a bit.
You can also lay a pop stick and pour about a tbs sized drop on top of it making honey pops... which works great with the kids!
Leave them on your counter to harden. Takes about 20 minutes.
Wrap individually in parchement paper and store in an air tight container. Should last 3-4 weeks.
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