Simple and quick to make with only 3 ingredients!
~ Real butter
~ Raw honey
~ Pure peppermint extract
How do these mints stop a sweet craving?
I'll admit... I've got to have my sweet fix. So when I saw this recipe, I thought there was no way something this simple could stop my cravings in their tracks. Boy, was I surprised! I wanted to know how it worked, and here's what I discovered...
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?
Absolutely! Butter is an awesome choice over literally any of the other so-called butter wannabes out there. First of all... it's all natural, especially if you choose organic... and well, it's a good source of the necessary vitamin K2 (don't confuse it with K1, which is all together different!). K2 is found in only a handful of animal-based foods like butter, hard and soft cheeses, egg yolks, salami, chicken breasts, and ground beef.... oh, and did you know that margarine is a butter substitute that is chemically processed to look and taste similar to butter? Compare ingredients: Butter is made with cream, but margarine is made with vegetable oils that have been hydrogenated to remain solid. (Hydrogenation is a chemical process that uses hydrogen in the oils to make them solid.)
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!
,Yield: about 76 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)
Wasn't that easy!?
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