Warning, if you are fat phobic this post is not for you. If however, you understand that we need healthy saturated fats in our diet read on.
The D-Man is going through a growth spurt and the other day he asked if he could have some butter as a snack. I let him munch on a couple of tablespoons of farm fresh pastured butter and he was satisfied until dinner. While this might sound like a strange snack to many of you, it is not unusual in our home. I have seen many recipes for sweetened butter, but decided to create a healthier version, one that the D-Man dubbed butterball candy.
8 ounces of Pastured Butter, Softened (If you don’t have access to farm fresh butter try using Kerrygold, Unsalted)
¼ Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar (you could use maple syrup, honey, stevia, etc.)
1 teaspoon Ground Organic Cinnamon (or more to taste)
Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Blend with an electric hand mixer until well combined.
Place the butter mixture in a pastry bag and pipe dollops onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer until the butter balls have set up.
Store in an airtight container in your freezer and they are ready for snacking.
If you don’t want to mess with the pastry bag you can use a plastic bag. Simply fill the bag with the butter mixture and cut the tip off to pipe out little butter balls.