Here is a great way to get lots of RAW, pastured butter into your kids. Chocolate peanut butter fudge – recipe at the end! Don’t know where to get raw butter?
See my Shopping List under grassfed dairy to locate a list of small farms that will mail order you this fabulous food. If you are lucky like me, you already have a relationship with a local farmer who spoils you with lots of raw butter to keep you and your family in top shelf health.
If you are wondering why in the heck I love butter so much, it’s because butter is ALWAYS better than any fake butter spread you can buy at the store.
Boycott all counterfeits. Butter has kept folks healthy for generations. Don’t fall for the demonizing of butter by the media. Remember those anti-egg commercials 35 years ago where the public was duped into switching to eggbeaters or worse, throwing out all those fabulous egg yolks to make tasteless, unsatisfying egg white only omelets! Now the same “experts” are saying “Oops, we were wrong, eggs are fantastic and don’t cause heart attacks”
Trust me, doctors, nutritionists and other so called “experts” will be backpedaling on all the anti-butter advice too. How soon, I don’t know. I only know butter is one of the best foods you can consume.
The more butter I eat (and trust me, I eat a lot of it), the easier it is to maintain my weight. Butter also will NEVER make you fat, but that’s a topic for another blog. My cholesterol and triglyceride numbers are also in a healthy range, so don’t fall for that scam too .. that butter will clog your arteries and give you a heart attack. It’s just a whole lot more profitable for companies to sell you really cheap to make, fake butter spreads than the real thing. That’s why the research has been skewed and interpreted in the favor of vegetable oil spreads instead of good ‘ole butter. Guess who’s funding all the anti-butter research? You guessed it! The fox guarding the hen house again.
Back to the recipe ….
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
1 cup softened raw, pastured butter (or use the best butter you can afford) (sources)
1 cup raw honey (sources)
1/2 cup cocoa or carob powder (sources)
1/2 cup organic, creamy peanut butter or soaked nut butter of choice (sources)
2 tsp chocolate extract (sources)
1 tsp vanilla extract (sources)
1/2 tsp sea salt (sources)
Mix ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Spread in a 8X8 pan or one of similar size and freeze for 2 hours. Cut chocolate peanut butter fudge into squares and enjoy!
Chocolate peanut butter fudge makes a great snack for the kids, but don’t put in lunchboxes as it will get too soft even with a cold pack.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
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