Perhaps you are familiar with butter mints – festive little morsels made from pure butter with a bit of sweetener and mint extract. I was planning on whipping up a batch of these, believe it or not, as a way to get more butter in my diet – ha! But truly, the reasoning is sound – grass-fed butter is high in fat soluble vitamins A, D and K, in addition to a variety of other nutrients (read here why grass-fed butter is one of the healthiest fats). So anyway, I wanted to make some butter mints, but typically these are a little too buttery for my taste, and I wish they would hold up a bit better at room temperature. So with some small adjustments to the typical recipe, I produced a raw cacao butter/butter hybrid, which I think turned out fabulous! Thanks to the cacao butter, the consistency is great and the flavor is much more chocolaty than an all-butter version. And to top it off, this Christmasy treat is made up of ALL great ingredients – high antioxidant cacao butter, raw cacao powder, vitamin-dense butter, raw honey with its many benefits and, optionally, food-grade essential peppermint oil.
I hope you enjoy this recipe – it was super easy to do with my preschooler, who enjoyed stirring and piping out her own uniquely shaped mints 🙂