Candy made from pine or cattail pollen, honey, butter, and a pinch of salt. Serves 6-8 people a small taste.
American, Chinese, Iraqi
Cattail Pollen, Pine Pollen
previously frozen to sterilize it
or coconut oil for a vegan version
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, working with a fork until it just comes together, then switch to your hands and knead to a soft mass.
Gauge the texture of the fudge, if it seems to soft to work with, add some more pollen.
Chill the “fudge” to make it stiffen if it gets too soft on you. I like to form them, then chill to hold their shape. Just imagine you’re working with PlayDoh
Shape the fudge into truffles, or another shape, dust with powdered dried pine needles, chopped fresh spruce tips, or more pollen as for truffles, and serve as a small sweet after a meal.
*People sensitive to bee pollen, or any type of pollen should probably pass on enjoying this.
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