Honey Butter is our favorite flavored butter to make year round. Honey and butter is delicious on all kinds of muffins, including honey cornbread muffins, toasted English muffins, bread, buns, crackers and corn on the cob as a special treat.
We use this honey butter recipe to cook scallops and shrimp, and put it on steak or fried chicken for a decadent sweet and savory combination. We also slather honey butter on Mini Jalapeno Popper Corn Muffins. What do you eat honey butter with? We use it for practically anything you use butter for!
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What is Honey Butter Made of?
There are only two ingredients in this dish, honey and butter. Homemade honey butter couldn’t “bee” easier! This recipe is the perfect proportions. While we usually have plain honey butter, we occasionally make flavored honey butter, including vanilla honey butter, salted honey butter and our favorite, cinnamon honey butter!
How Long Is Honey Butter Good For? Does Honey Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?
Butter itself can last for a couple of weeks at room temperature and honey will last for years. Keep honey butter spread on your counter for a few days. Use a cute honey jar, plastic container, or a mason jar with my favorite jar lids (meaning no fussy rings and lids to tinker with). You should definitely try them. Some people call them mason jar caps and you can find them right on Amazon as well.
For longer storage, if the honey butter lasts that long, place it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer (for months).
When our friends came over for dinner, we introduced them to this honey butter and they loved it. We enjoyed freshly baked buns with honey butter with our dinner. My friend is a hobby beekeeper and told us some interesting things about bees and honey.
Honey has been harvested and eaten for thousands of years. It can last almost as long and is known to never go bad. Honey was found in Ancient Pharaohs’ tombs in Egypt as an offering for the afterlife and the honey was still edible!
Honey bees start out as worker bees in the hive and help build the honeycomb and later collect pollen, produce the honey and royal jelly for the larva to feed off as they develop into fully grown bees. This is similar to the caterpillar larva becoming a butterfly.
Bees pollinate many varieties of vegetables, fruit, and nuts so they play a very important role in the development of our food sources. Without bees, our fruits and vegetables would not flourish, and there would be no honey butter!
How to Make Honey Butter
Honey Butter is easy so make that my 3 year old son makes it on his own, with supervision of course (and some cleanup :)). It only takes 5 minutes to make homemade honey butter, so if you’re wondering where to buy honey butter, I’d say just don’t bother. By the time you get to the store and back, you could have already whipped up this honey butter recipe!
Honey Butter Recipe
- ⅓ cup butter room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon honey
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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