Delicious Dandelion Blossom Honey Butter

This spring, take advantage of the beautiful yellow blossoms and make dandelion honey butter. Spread on homemade bread, over bagels, muffins, and cornbread!

Ah, Spring. The magical season that appears after a long, cold winter.

The air is fresh, birds are singing, and the flowers are in full bloom. It’s a time of growth and renewal.

dandelion honey butter

On the homestead, it means babies, watching the bees emerge from the hive, and new plants growing. Spring is truly here when the flowers are all in bloom.

I can’t think of any flower or plant that I DON’T love to see in the Spring, to be honest. I do have my favorites, though.

One of the Flowers I Love the Most Is the Dandelion

Truly, they are one of the most easily recognized flowers in the Spring.

From their yellow blossoms to their deeply notched green leaves, the dandelion is a magnificent flower. In the Spring, the bright yellow blanket of sunshiney happiness covers my lawn.

The flowers are a wonderful food for bees, who are winter weary. Dandelions can be made into wine, cookies, cakes and even pasta.

There are lots of other uses for dandelion flowers and greens. From infused oil, and soap, to coffee substitute, the uses are almost endless!

Foraging for Dandelions Is Fairly Easy

Most of the time, you just open your door, take a couple of steps outside and there they are! If you don’t have a lawn, try looking for some at a park, on a hiking trail, or asking a friend for theirs.

Yes, you want to be careful about them being potentially sprayed with chemicals-ask first! That would make eating dandelions dangerous if they had chemicals on them. My neighbors agreed to not spray them anymore, as long as I come to get them, root and all.

I am always more than happy to oblige! I’ll come to get you, little dandelion, and take you for my own!

Leave some for the Bees

I collect as many as I can, leaving 5-6  flowers for each one I take. That way the bees have their share, too. Simply pop the yellow heads off the stem, gently shake to remove any insects, and add to your collection bowl.

Snip a couple greens with your scissors, and save those for a delicious salad or pesto! Eating dandelions from yard foraging is truly a springtime treat.

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Related: Supplies you need to have with you while foraging!

The yellow dandelion blossoms have a delicate, sweet flavor that is almost like honey.

They can be used in a wide variety of culinary uses. They add just a light touch of sweet that is balanced by the other ingredients in the dish.

Just make sure you pull only the yellow parts off, and not the green. The green stems can add a bitterness to your dish.

This dandelion honey butter is just the right amount of sweet, delicate, and yummy.

Spread some on homemade bread, over bagels, muffins, and even cornbread! It’s great even for tossing over pasta, or popcorn.

It’s 3 simple, quality ingredients that make a delicious spread. Butter, honey, dandelion blossoms. You can just taste it right now, can’t you?

What is your favorite way to use dandelions? Will you try this honey butter? Be sure to pin this for later!

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Dandelion Honey Butter
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Instructions
  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature to soften.
  2. Combine butter and honey, and whip vigorously with a fork.
  3. Stir in dandelion petals.
  4. Store in a covered jar, in the fridge for up to 3 months.

39 thoughts on “Delicious Dandelion Blossom Honey Butter”

  1. Dianne L Springer

    I can’t wait to try this!!! Thank you for sharing this! I, too, enjoy just sitting and watching my chickens and bunnies!
    Have a great day!

    1. This is great. As soon as the snow comes to an end and the dandelions start springing up, I will certainly be doing this. What a wonderful recipe. I know we will love this. Can’t wait. Thank you Di. <3

    1. Heather Harris

      I pull the yellow blossoms off, not cut. That way I get as little of the green as absolutely possible.

  2. Have you tried using coconut oil instead of butter? I’m going to try to do both this weekend, maybe leave the honey out of coconut oil. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!! 🙂

    1. You can use honey with coconut oil. I just whip mine vigorously so that it is incorporated throughout the coconut oil.

      1. Dandelions have so many beneficial properties! I worked for a Vet that ate dandelion sandwiches for lunch.

  3. Melvina Roundy

    I love dandelions thanks for sharing. My hole lawn is cover with them lots of bees this year.

    1. Heather Harris

      I use fresh in this recipe, but if you wanted to try dried, go for it! The yellow part may just be more difficult to pull out.

  4. I bet this would be delicious at holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Imagine it on fruitcake? These ingredients would preserve by freezing.

  5. Are you using real butter? Like a stick of real butter? Butter is confusing to me since some is not real butter, salted/unsalted…

    1. Heather Harris

      yes, REAL butter 🙂 I have used both salted and unsalted, but unsalted gives better results in my opinion

    2. There is no such thing as imitation butter in my house. When I got married 15 years ago, my husband brought a tub of “butter”. I threw it out 2 years later. Why would you use anything BUT *REAL* BUTTER???? There is no need to improve or imitate what nature supplies us with.
      Did you know that margarine is 1 molecule away from being plastic? That’s why some people have clogged arteries.

      1. I’m with you about not eating fake butter but the “one molecule away” thing always bugs me. Even if it were true, one molecule makes a world of difference, a completely different structure. Oxygen is one molecule away from being carbon dioxide. Water is one molecule away from being hydrogen peroxide. Chlorine is one molecule away from being salt… 🤷‍♀️✌️

  6. Robert Matthews

    So the petals just do what? It seems like it isn’t a smooth type of butter but stringy. I’m confused on this part.

  7. Gonna try this! For sure! My ? Is, probably stupid, but, do you lightly rinse or jus shake them? I’m asking because of this tiny, tiny ants that crawl in them..

  8. Shannon Fells

    This is delicious! I made it last night and it’s almost gone. We’re going to make a bigger batch tonight. We’re beekeepers so using raw honey to make it even healthier.

  9. This tastes great but I didn’t get the pretty yellow color. My honey was old and somewhat heavier. It left it with more of a beige color.
    ….. just didn’t want to waste good honey.have you ever made this with Agave Nectar?

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