Homemade Honey Butter

For the times when plain butter isn’t enough, there’s honey butter.

Homemade Honey Butter

I wasn’t born in the south, but sometimes I feel like I would fit in just fine down there. They have a way of taking food to the next level. Do you like twinkies? Well what about deep fried twinkies? Would you like a hot dog, it’s wrapped in bacon and topped with cheese? And any time my meal is so slathered in BBQ sauce that a handful of wet naps is brought out with it is a winner in my book. And with the huge platters of ribs they serve, wet naps are very necessary.

Homemade Honey Butter

My mom is from Kansas, and we eat the best food when we go back there and visit. The iced tea is extra sweet, and so is the butter. One barbecue restaurant we visit serves delicious homemade rolls, cornbread and biscuits along with a big bowl of honey butter. It makes those baked goods even better. I’m a huge fan of salty and sweet, so honey butter was made for me. It’s only 2 ingredients, honey and butter (duh) and is great on just about any carb you can think of.

Homemade Honey Butter

An extremely simple honey butter recipe that will convince you that southern cooking is definitely on to something. Honey + butter = love.

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Homemade Honey Butter
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  • 1 stick salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  1. Mix the 2 ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
If you don't have time to let your butter come to room temperature, just microwave it for about 8 seconds until it just begins to soften but before it starts to melt.


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  1. says

    Awesome, Natalie! Flavored butter is the best! Have you ever had the butter at Texas Roadhouse?! I made a copy cat version at Thanksgiving with the dinner rolls last year. OMG, to die for. I think the only difference is cinnamon. Anyways, thank you for the lovely recipe, and reminder to spruce up plain jane butter :)

  2. says

    Oh my goodness – I totally agree, Natalie. Southerners have a way of taking everything to the next level. I like to joke that I’m southern at heart… I mean, people who invent honey butter?? Who wouldn’t want to be a part of such a genius group :)? It’s amazing that something so simple can be so good! Love all of your pics – as always!

  3. says

    Holy heck yes for honey butter! And I hear ya on putting it on nearly every carb I can think of. I am a totally sucker for salty-sweet combos, and I pretty much have no willpower when it comes to them. :) This version looks wonderful!

  4. says

    Yum, I love the sound of honey butter – I’m such a sucker for sweet and salty too. I can imagine how good this would taste slathered on a warm biscuit – or like you said any carb you can think of :)

  5. says

    Oooooh boy! I’ve never had honey butter but I think that needs to change, immediately. I bet the salty-sweet combination tastes SO good. I had my first experience with southern cooking (or really, southern eating) recently and am I a fan or what! Looking forward to adding this butter to the list.

  6. says

    Southern food is the best. I love honey butter slathered on cornbread or biscuits. We used to go to a Mexican restaurant growing up that served honey butter with warm tortillas – SO good! Your honey butter looks gorgeous! Yes, butter can be gorgeous :)

  7. says

    One of my favorite things in the world is a warm corn bread muffin slathered with honey butter. Yum! I love honey butter and will be making this for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Anna Wilson says

    I’ve read a few posts here and I can actually relate. I am in love with Marie Callender’s cornbread. They are simple to make and super yummy, especially with honey butter. I’ve been a fan of MC’s ever since I was a little girl, and have fond memories of eating it with my family back in San Jose, CA. Check out their website http://www.mccornbread.com to order your cornbread mix. They also stock a variety of gourmet products I’m sure you will enjoy.


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