Simple and quick to make with only 3 ingredients!
~ Real butter
~ Raw honey
~ Pure peppermint extract
How do these mints stop a sweet craving?
Butter has healthy saturated fats that actually make you feel full and satisfied. Add a touch of real honey and you catch that sweet need before it gets to you. Fat you say? Won't that ruin my diet? Nope! Healthy fats found in butter will help you feel full in relation to the amount of calories you consume... real butter can actually aid in weight loss, if that's what you're trying to do. Always eat foods in moderation, and when you can, eat "real," natural foods!
Butter is healthy?
Some benefits of real butter are: it has healthy saturated fats that may lower risk of heart attacks compared to margarine, it is linked to a lower risk of obesity, and it has fat soluble vitamins of A, E, and K2.
Ok, enough said... let's make Butter Mints!
1 stick of real butter, softened
1 1/2 T. raw honey
1/8 - 1/4 t. peppermint extract
~Mix all together until creamy and well-blended.
~ Place in a pastry bag with fancy tip or use a sandwich bag with one corner cut off.
~ Pipe a dime-sized button onto waxed paper on a cookie sheet or other dish.
~ Pop into the refrigerator until they set up.
~ Store in container in fridge.
Pop 2-3 mints anytime you have a sweet craving...wait about 10 minutes, and you should feel satisfied and no longer wanting to grab a cookie!
3 mints = about 36 calories with 1 gram sugar and 3 grams fat
(compared to 1 Oreo cookie at 40 calories, 3.3 grams sugar, and 2 grams fat)