Perhaps you’ve seen this pecan praline spice butter board before since it’s a viral trend. This Tik Tok recipe is a charcuterie style easy appetizer, served on a wooden board. It’s a great option if you’re planning a holiday party, and everyone will love the combination of sweet, crunchy and buttery in every delicious bite. This is a new way to enjoy a delicious spread this holiday season. You will love this fall-inspired butter board at your next party.
Charcuterie boards are always popular at a holiday party but there is a new easy appetizer in town, and that is the butter board. This viral trend is basically a layer of butter topped with whatever you like. Possible toppings include fruit, edible flowers, olive oil, fig jam, fresh herbs, flaky salt or even nuts like this pecan praline spice butter board.
Ingredients for this Tasty Tik Tok Recipe
Since the main ingredient in your pecan praline spice butter board is the butter itself, it’s important to choose the right kind. Choose salted butter and pick something you love. Kerrygold is always delicious or you could try Land O Lakes or, for a budget option, Challenge is pretty good. If you only have unsalted butter on hand, that will work in a pinch. You could also try this homemade butter recipe.
The crunch element is added with praline or glazed pecans. If you prefer, candied walnuts or roasted pecans are also a nice choice for this Tik Tok recipe. Honey adds sweetness and a contrasting texture. Again, any kind of honey will work here, so use your favourite. This flavor combo is one of the best seasonal variations and it is one of my favourite butterboard recipes.
Warmth and another flavour come from cinnamon and allspice. Feel free to use nutmeg if you prefer. Flakey salt goes on next, to add a salty touch which balances out the sweet flavour. Flakey sea salt is a flattened type of salt such as Maldon sea salt. It dissolves quicker and sticks to food better than granulated salt. If you don’t have it, use kosher salt instead.
The last ingredient is the bread you’re going to serve with this viral trend easy appetizer. Since this Tik Tok recipe is sweet, you might like to choose a sweet bread like cinnamon swirl bread. Brioche is good too, or perhaps bagels. If you are making this for a group of people, make sure you have enough pieces of bread because besides the butter, the bread is the next best thing! I find that a crusty bread or a slightly stale bread work best with the room temperature butter.
Perhaps you’d prefer a rustic multigrain loaf or even French baguette bread. Warm bread beats cold bread too!
Veggie sticks like celery, carrot and broccoli would also work to scoop up the pecan praline spice butter board.
Feel free to adjust not only the ingredients but also how much of each one. Perhaps you’d like to use extra honey or a little less salt. This strawberry jalapeno jam would also make an incredible topping. It is fine to make your own variations. It is a fun way to use items you may already have in your pantry.
Go ahead and use your own judgement. Exactly what goes on to that wooden board is up to you. This is the next charcuterie board trend or popular like cheese boards. Pick your favourite recipe with a lot of flavor and make your own butter board for a group of people!
How to Make this Easy Appetizer
The first thing to do, if you want to recreate this yummy viral trend, is to chop the pecans into pieces. It’s fine to end up with different sized pieces, so some are fine and powdery and others are still chunky. If you end up with leftover nuts, you could use the rest in this chocolate chunk pecan pie. This would make a delicious Christmas butter board!
Now spread the butter over a large board or serving platter and make a wavy texture. It doesn’t have to be perfect since it will largely be covered by the toppings anyway.
Sprinkle the nuts and spices on top, then drizzle over the honey. Sprinkle on some salt and serve your holiday party charcuterie alternative with warmed or lightly toasted bread.
Charcuterie Board vs. Butter Board
Charcuterie boards are incredibly popular these days and have been for a while. Butter boards are a more recent option but are becoming really popular too. These two viral trend appetizer options are quite different though.
A charcuterie board is a selection of cold, cooked meats, and the word comes from the French ‘charcuterie’ meaning prepared meats such as ham, bacon, sausage, confit, and terrine.
A butter board, on the other hand, is a layer of butter topped with items like condiments, herbs, spices, citrus zest, chili flakes, edible flowers, honey, or whatever else you want.
Both options are good if you’re planning finger food for a party, or you could just make whichever you prefer. Most of us have eaten a charcuterie board before but not everyone has tried a butter board.
Where Did the Butter Board Trend Start?
A recipe developer and food stylist Justine Doiron posted a butter board how-to viral video that started this whole viral trend that is sweeping Tik Tok. She credits chef Joshua McFadden for the idea for the inspiration behind this new butter board trend. You know you will be seeing one at your next dinner party!
Pecan Praline Spice Butter Board FAQs
Leftovers can be transferred into a container or wrapped in plastic wrap and kept refrigerated. You can mix some more honey into it first if you want. Then spread it over your breakfast bagel or toast in the mornings.
Try to get the butter between ¼ and 1/3-inch thick. The thickness will depend on how much butter you use, of course, and the dimensions of your wooden cutting board.
This kind of snack can be served with a butter knive, so people can take what they want and spread it on to their bread (to prevent double dippers). Or you can serve it communally so people can dip their slice of bread in there and scoop up what they want.
Pecan Praline Spice Butter Board Recipe
Pecan Praline Spice Butter Board – Tik Tok Recipe
- 1 Cup salted butter softened, high quality
- ⅔ Cup glazed pecans or pralines
- ¼ Teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon allspice
- ¼ Cup honey
- flake salt
- bread for serving
- Chop or crush the pecans into small pieces. There will be some fine crumbs, and some chunks, both are good.
- Take the softened butter and use a large spoon to smear the butter in the center of a serving platter or wooden cutting board. The butter should be roughly ¼” – ⅓” thick. Push the butter around to create little waves/patterns throughout the butter. This texture helps to hold the toppings.
- Sprinkle the top of the butter with the chopped/crushed pecans, cinnamon, and allspice.
- Generously drizzle the honey all over the top, making sure to get all the way to the edges of the butter.
- Sprinkle a bit of flake salt to top it off.
- Slice your bread, and for a special touch – warm or slightly toast the bread. Arrange the bread around the butter on the board. Fill any gaps with extra pecans, and serve with extra honey.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Ideal for any kind of party, or even a luxurious addition to your brunch spread, this pecan praline spice soft butter board is so good. It’s a perfect appetizer to create and you can get imaginative with it and make it as rustic or as elegant as you wish. This is the best butter board flavor combo using the latest food trend to hit social media. Check out the hashtag #ButterBoard for more ideas to follow in this butter boards trend!
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