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A Different Kind of Cocoa Butter

Remember those whackable chocolate oranges? Imagine that, spread on a pancake. Such is the magic of this recipe, wherein the savory crunch of roasted nibs and the floral delicacy of orange blossom and honey come together to launch your chocolate-orange memories into the 2020s.

►Add 2 sticks unsalted cultured butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip at medium speed until softened and lightened in color, about 5 minutes.

►Add ¼ cup cacao nibs, 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey, 2 teaspoons orange zest, and ½ teaspoon orange blossom water to the butter and beat at medium speed until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.

►Spoon mixture onto parchment paper or plastic wrap, roll into a log, wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Try on pancakes, waffles, toast, scones, sweet potatoes, or quick breads.

Linni Kral

Linni Kral is a writer, editor, activist, and friend living in Brooklyn, with past lives in Boston, L.A., and Chicago. Her writing has been featured in the Atlantic & Atlas Obscura, among others. She’s happiest in the company of cows, books, and groceries.

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