Feeling peckish? Fancy munching a deep fried butter ball?
After the success of the deep fried Mars Bar, chefs in Scotland have devised the ultimate high-calorie snack with deep fried butter balls.
The dessert, made from frozen balls of butter and given a Scottish twist with Irn Bru batter, is already popular in the US.
Described as a "heart attack on a plate", the chefs at The Fiddler's Elbow in Edinburgh, serve the sticky treat with Irn Bru ice cream and coulis.
For those wanting an even more potent version of the dish, called Braveheart Butter Bombs, a variation with whisky batter is also available.
The creation was devised by Simon Robertson, head chef, and Paul Fitchie, a former chef with Harvey Nichols.
Mr Robertson said: "We thought we'd add a bit of fun to our menu of Scottish dishes and it's really got people talking.
"Some folk are saying it's a heart attack on a plate and, okay, it's not exactly health food but as long as you're not having it every day it shouldn't be any problem."
It is believed to be the first time deep fried butter has been on the menu in Scotland. It first emerged as a snack at the Iowa State Fair in the US earlier this year.
Nutritionists said its estimated calorie content was 1,450. It is recommended that adult men need around 2,500 calories a day while women need around 2,000.
Oliver Scott, who runs The Fiddler's Elbow, said: "It might not be too nutritious but it's definitely delicious.
"We've been trying it out on volunteers who are loving it. It actually tastes lighter than you'd expect, it's a bit like eating a banana fritter but nicer and obviously a bit naughtier.
"We hope it will help cheer people up in a time of gloom.
"We know that when things are tough economically people like to treat themselves to a little comfort food and this is the ultimate indulgence – so long as people don't overdo it."