Fantastic butter to spread on pancakes, crepe, muffins and toast!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 30g dark chocolate, melted and cooled

  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 tbs chopped nuts of your choice (optional)


  • 1.

    Soften the butter by leaving it out of the fridge and bringing it to room temperature. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over simmering water. Let the chocolate mixture cool before adding to the butter.

  • 2.

    Lightly cream the softened butter by hand (a wooden spoon or fork works best), or beat it with an electric beater.

  • 3.

    Add the cooled chocolate, icing sugar, vanilla essence, salt and nuts. Mix all ingredients together until well-combined.

  • 4.

    Let mixture stand for an hour to marry the flavours.

  • 5.

    Pile the butter into cling film or waxed paper, shape into a sausage and roll the film around the sausage, twist both ends and refrigerate until firm.

  • 6.

    Just before serving, cut butter into disks, remove film from discs and place atop warm food at the last minute and let it melt.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 228kj
  • Fat Total 16g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Sugar 19g
  • Sodium 51mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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If 1 cup of icing sugar is too sweet for you, feel free to reduce the amount.

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