Christmas if finally coming! Christmas time is by far my favorite time of year. I love the sights, smells and especially tastes of the holiday. Those holiday treats can really help you pack on the pounds though, so I look for simple substitutes that can be made to help shave off a little of the calories or fat and a bit of the guilt as well. These hot cocoa cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream glaze are not only adorable, but they are made with new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®. With 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated far than butter, they are a tasty bite that are a little less naughty, and oh so nice.
About New I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® has been reformulated to be even better than before. It is the first Unilever spread offered in the US to be made from non-GMO sourced ingredients. In fact, it is made from simple ingredients that you can recognize, like a blend of plat-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt to create a real butter taste you love that can be used when cooking or baking your favorite foods.
The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® was released in stores nationwide in October, and is available at a suggested retail price of $3.09 in original, light and olive oil varieties. Unilever spreads can be part of an overall healthy, balanced diet and provide a source of good fats, similar to the good fats found in avocados, walnuts and almonds. You can get more information at ICantBelieveItsNotButter.com.
Hot Cocoa Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Glaze
I wanted an adorable cupcake that I could make to take with me to holiday events. I brainstormed a few different things and got some inspiration online to come up with these hot cocoa cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream icing. I wanted to cut the calories a bit in the buttercream icing, so I just replaced regular butter with equal amounts of the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®. The result was the same amazing taste with less calories and saturated fat.
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The new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® offers a fresh butter taste to add flavor to any meal, and can be used for spreading, topping, sautéing, cooking or baking. It has made a great addition to our holiday baking, and can to yours too. Check out ICantBelieveItsNotButter.com/recipes for more baking inspiration this holiday season and try the new formula for yourself!
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