Rebekka, another Doose mom, suggested we try to make candy as a way to get the fat into Ben's meals without having to drink so much cream. I loved this idea and couldn't wait to try it out.
I melted coconut oil and poured it into candy molds. I added a few drops of liquid sweetner to half of them and added natural carmel flavoring to the other half. Then popped them in the freezer for a few minutes.
Here's what they looked like:
You can tell that the ones on the left have the carmel flavor. I purchased the water soluble and it just wouldn't mix in with the coconut oil. Bickford flavors does have oil soluble so I may need to order some of it to see if it would mix in better.
Ben wasn't very impressed. It didn't really taste like much of anything - just coconut really and the texture is slimy.
I'm hoping that he will warm up to it. I wonder if I presented the large cup of cream or 5 of these pieces of 'candy' if he'd be more inclined to give the candy a try. I'll try again...I think I've heard that the average kid has to be exposed to a new food 10-15 times before they will even try it! If that's the case, then maybe I need to pop one on his plate for every meal and if he eats it, then I can recalculate the carb/protein portion of his meal.