We are one week shy of Christmas Eve!
That gives me seven days to fit in a few more holiday-themed recipes; let’s start with this uniquely delicious “butter”.
There’s no actual butter in the recipe, but the texture is smooth & creamy and the flavor is rich & decadent, so I couldn’t come up with a more appropriate name.
Sweet (but not cloyingly so), the butter is perfect as a component to your favorite desserts or as part of an indulgent breakfast or snack. The sky is the limit in terms of how you can enjoy it; here are some ideas to pique your creativity:
- spread on toast
- sandwich between cookies
- slather on a baked sweet potato
- stir into yogurt
- melt into oatmeal
- dollop on top of cupcakes or muffins
- straight off the spoon
I’m completely guilty of the last one.
Why drink your eggnog if you can eat it?!
|Name||White Chocolate Eggnog “Butter”|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cooking Time||2 minutes|
|Total Time||2 hours and 12 minutes|
|Yield||1 1/2 cups|
Keywords: boil dessert side snack white chocolate Christmas winter
Ingredients (1 small jar)
- 3/4 cup Eggnog-Spiced Macadamia Nut Butter
- 1 cup all-natural white chocolate chips, such as Sunspire
- 1/4 cup light or coconut milk eggnog (such as So Delicious)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
1. Melt the White Chocolate
Begin by melting the white chocolate chips. You can do this using a double boiler or a microwave. If you choose to use a microwave, heat the white chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate as it can scorch easily.
2. Cream the Butter
In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and melted white chocolate. Use an electric mixer or a hand whisk to beat them together until smooth and creamy.
3. Add the Eggnog
Pour in the eggnog and continue to mix until well combined. The eggnog will give the mixture a creamy and slightly spiced flavor that is characteristic of the holiday season.
4. Season with Spices
Add the ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt to the mixture. These spices will infuse your White Chocolate Eggnog Butter. with that classic eggnog taste.
5. Enhance with Vanilla
Stir in the vanilla extract to round out the flavors and add a delightful aroma to your creation.
6. Chill and Serve
Transfer the White Chocolate Eggnog Butter to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. This will allow the flavors to meld and the mixture to thicken.
Once chilled, your White Chocolate Eggnog Butter is ready to enjoy, Spread it on toast, use it as a dip for fruit, or drizzle it over warm desserts. The possibilities are endless.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – 1 tablespoon)
- Calories: 105
- Total Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 19mg
- Sodium: 25mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 6g
- Protein: 0g
Please note that these nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands of ingredients used and portion sizes. Be sure to adjust the serving size as needed to meet your dietary requirements. Enjoy your White Chocolate Eggnog “Butter” in moderation as a delightful holiday treat!