Melt Frosting - and a chance to win $500

If you've been around with the blog for awhile you know John isn't big on butter, he basically avoids it at all costs. He's also the inspiration for so many of the low fat recipes you find here. Enter in a new product Melt Buttery Spread. It's a butter substitute made of healthy cooking oils.
"Rich and creamy Melt is a butter alternative made of virgin coconut oil, flax seed oil, palm fruit oil and canola oil. It provides the good fats your body needs when you take out other fats in your diet. Melt cooks, tops and bakes just like butter, with good-for-you ingredients. "

Melt is organic, gluten free, cholesterol free, carb fee, soy free, and trans fat free, it does contain milk and tree nuts though so this isn't a product for my vegan or nut free friends out there.

Melt contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some for free and tell me what I thought, after looking over the ingredients I was totally on board to give this stuff a try! I happened to have some beets on hand and decided it was a chocolate cake kinda weekend. The recipe doesn't call for butter or oil, so I was looking to the frosting as a way to try out Melt. One of my favorite things about Melt is the texture, it's spreadable out of the fridge so there is no waiting for your butter to soften so you can cream it. Instant gratification!
The frosting creamed up just like butter but stayed softer and didn't really harden up, not a bad thing but just mentioning it. The taste was the same as when I make it with real butter, but this way it had half the saturated fat AND less calories! Double bonus :)

Now I'm sure you want to know how you could win a $500 gift card to host your own party for 10 friends courtesy of Melt right? (The best part, if you win, I win! Giddy-up to that!) To enter you need to head here and enter your name, email, and the blog that sent you aka

"One reader and the blog that reader came from will both win a chic, foodie night in with friends and use the gift card to buy cooking supplies, food, decor, a cute dress, and whatever they'd like for their party! (we'll also provide 3 packages of Melt) We'll also feature each winner's party photos and original recipes featuring Melt on our Facebook page and website! The Mingle With Melt contest lasts through October 31 and we're only working with select bloggers on this, and it's a blog-only contest."

Seriously go enter now!!! :D


Melt Chocolate Frosting

2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons Melt
5 tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream Melt until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.

I'm making banana bread or pumpkin bread next using Melt, I'll let you know how it turns out! What's the first thing you'd try making?

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jc said...

awesome giveaway!

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