Last Minute Halloween Appetizer: Black Garlic Butter

Compound butters are a terrific way to add something exotic to your meals. This Black Garlic Butter is great for steak, vegetables and even bread!

Halloween Costume: Vending Machine T-shirt by

I find myself joining the countless others searching online and on Pinterest for last-minute Halloween ideas. Last night was spent trying to figure out a costume for my procrastinating 12-year old Professor. Yes, he went to school today as a vending machine. Luckily, the annual block party I am sharing with my neighbors is on a better track. The meals are planned, but I’m sure I will be back on the computer looking for more last-minute ideas.

Well, if you are low on time and need something quick, spooky, exotic and gourmet, have I got a treat for you.

Black Garlic Butter by

Ever heard of Black Garlic? It is fermented garlic where the fermenting process not only turns the garlic cloves black, but also leaves you with a sweet garlic. My husband compared the flavor to pickled garlic that has been fermenting and pickling for years. Yes, we have garlic bathing in vinegar for years. Don’t you?

I made a delicious compound butter with this black garlic. Compound butters are easy to make and can make a simple appetizer of garlic bread something special.

Black Garlic Butter by

Whip together one bulb of black garlic with one stick of butter and you have something super special and spooky enough for Halloween!

Black Garlic Compound Butter

Compound butters are a terrific way to add something exotic to your meals. Great for steak, vegetables and even bread! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 1 bulb of black garlic, peeled
  • 8 oz butter, unsalted, softened


  1. Using a rubber spatula or a hand mixer combine until thoroughly and evenly mixed:
    • 1 bulb of black garlic , peeled
    • 8 oz butter, unsalted , softened
  2. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap.Transfer the butter mixture into it, pushing it down and spreading it evenly.
  3. Wrap the butter with the rest of the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.


Serving Suggestions: Use as you would regular butter: Top a steak, rub a roast chicken, serve with steamed vegetables or serve with fresh bread.

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Yield: 8 servings

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Happy Halloween Everyone!

Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent me some Black Garlic to play with. I was NOT compensated for this post. All of my opinions I expressed here are my own. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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6 Responses to Last Minute Halloween Appetizer: Black Garlic Butter

  1. LOVE the costume. So creative! I also love black garlic — used it for the first time last month. I bet it’s fantastic with butter! YUM. Happy Halloween!

  2. mjskit at #

    I love the vending machine! How clever! I have heard of black garlic, but I’ve never seen any and really didn’t know what it was. Thanks for this information. What a great cheese dish to make using it. I bet it’s succulent with that gorgeous loaf of bread.

  3. I’ve tasted black garlic… quite divine! Love your recipe. : )

  4. I’ve never tried or seen black garlic, what a treat!


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