Buttermints for sugar cravings
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Serves: About 64 small buttermints
 
Packed with healthy, blood-sugar-balancing fats, these Buttermints instantly stop sugar cravings and satisfy sweet tooth while filling you up for hours. You won't believe it until you try it!
Ingredients
For the only-butter version
  • 1 cup butter, organic pasture butter is the healthiest! (Ghee will not work as a substitute for the butter, because it will not emulsify with the honey)
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 3 Tbs. raw honey
  • Small pinch of unrefined salt
  • Optional: 2 Tbs. cocoa powder for a chocolate version (a reader's suggestion)
For the version with coconut oil
  • ½ cup butter (pasture butter is best!)
  • ½ cup coconut oil (it should be solid, not liquid)
  • 3 Tbs. raw honey
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp. peppermint extract, available here (taste and adjust amount as necessary)
For a dairy free version
  • ½ cup coconut butter, available here
  • ½ cup coconut oil, liquified
  • 3 Tbs. raw honey
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Have the butter at room temperature. Stir together all ingredients and add more peppermint extract to taste, if desired.
  2. Scoop mixture into a disposable pastry bag or zip-top bag. You can use a metal pastry tip like I did, I just stuck the metal tip into the end of a zip-top bag and then cut off a corner of the bag (see picture above). If you don't want to use a tip, just snip of the corner of the bag.
  3. Squeeze bite-sized buttons onto a baking sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper. Place in the fridge until firm, about 2 hours, then transfer to a storage container and store in the fridge.
For the version with coconut oil
  1. This variation includes both butter and coconut oil. Because the coconut oil is softer than butter, it will be too soft to pipe through a pastry bag. Instead, mix together all ingredients and then spread in an even layer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The mixture will be thick enough to spread evenly and stay put.
  2. Place in the fridge until firm, about 2 hours, then cut into little squares and transfer to a storage container. Store in the fridge.
For the dairy free version
  1. Make sure the coconut butter is at room temperature - it should be stirable. If it is solid, place the jar in a saucepan of hot water and stir until it is liquid.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet as described in the coconut oil + butter version above. Alternatively, use a spoon to drop small dollops of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill until solid.
Notes
For a chocolate version: A reader told me she made this recipe with the addition of 2 Tbs. cocoa powder, for a chocolate version, with success. That sounds like a great idea and I wanted to share it here!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3-4 buttermints
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at https://empoweredsustenance.com/stop-sugar-cravings/