Cranberry Jalapeño Butter Ball

Want a simple trick for making this sophisticated appetizer? Be sure to mince the cranberries, peppers and cilantro to the same size. This will help with even distribution of flavors and visual appeal.







  • 4 sticks Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoon minced dried cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoon minced jalapeño peppers
  • 2 Tablespoon minced cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • crackers, for serving
  • crusty bread, for serving


  • 1

    Combine butter, dried cranberries, jalapenos, cilantro, flaky salt and black pepper in a bowl. Mix with a rubber spatula until smooth and combined.

  • 2

    Scrape mixture into a silicone dome baking mold, pressing it firmly inside. Cover and chill until firm. Alternatively, scrape mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a ball. Chill, rotating and shaping ball every 15-20 minutes until smooth, round and hard.

  • 3

    Remove from mold, let soften 20 minutes at room temperature, then serve with crackers and crusty bread.

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