I don't know if anyone has this problem. The forum is host to a lot of adults. But here- My thought process:
I think we need a way for people who play on peaceful to get mob drops. The difficulty limits an entire area of the game, due to the fact that without blazes, you can't get blaze rods. Without creepers, gunpowder either has to be traded for or found in chests. Arrows are difficult to create unless you make a chicken farm, and younger kids are mostly the people who play on peaceful. (They may not be able to make a good chicken farm and constantly breed chickens.) In fact, it's really difficult to access the end. While you CAN, it'll take a long time to find enough ender eyes. Blaze powder cannot be found in chests, so you can't craft it. This means the wonders of the end (structures, chorus) are off-limits for a long time.
There has to be a way to solve this. To this end, new recipes!
The recipe takes a block of valuable material, with 3 redstone. Diamond gives 2 blaze rods. Gold gives 2 ender pearls. Emerald gives 4 magma cream. Iron is different. With different other materials in different combinations, iron gives different drops.