If you live outside the US (or Canada) understanding recipes that call for sticks of butter can be a challenge. Below are some US Sticks of Butter Conversion Charts converting from sticks to cups, grams, ounces, Tablespoons, teaspoons, kilograms, and milliliters. Hoping to help clear things up so you can get on with making your recipes.
About American Sticks of Butter:
In America, butter is measured in many different ways: cups, tablespoons, ounces and pounds, but many recipes also call for “sticks”. In the US, butter is mainly sold in 1/2 pound or pound packages, and in the packages, the butter is split into wrapped sticks weighing 1/4 pound (110g) each, which also equals 1/2 cup. The wrapping on each stick also has marks showing tablespoon measurements. There are 8 tablespoons in a stick.
Sticks of Butter to US Cups and Grams
|BUTTER VOLUME||US CUPS||GRAMS|
|half (½) stick of Butter||¼ cup||56.7g|
|1 stick of Butter||½ cup||113.4g|
|2 sticks of Butter||1 cup||226.8g|
|4 sticks of Butter||2 cups||453.6g|
Sticks of Butter to Ounces and Pounds
|half stick of Butter||2 oz||⅛ lb|
|1 stick of Butter||4 oz||¼ lb|
|2 sticks of Butter||8 oz||½ lb|
|4 sticks of Butter||16 oz||1 lb|
Butter Sticks to Kilograms and Milliliters
|half stick of Butter||0.056kg||62.5 mL|
|1 stick of Butter||113kg||125 mL|
|2 sticks of Butter||226kg||250 mL|
|4 sticks stick of Butter||452kg||500 mL|
Butter Sticks to Tablespoons, Grams, and Teaspoons
|half stick of Butter||8 tbsp||56.7g||24 tsp|
|1 Stick of Butter||16 tbsp||113.4g||48 tsp|
|2 sticks of Butter||32 tbsp||226.8g||96 tsp|
The most accurate way to measure butter is by weight. When in doubt – take out your kitchen scales.
For more information on butter weight conversions, please visit our Butter Conversions – US Cups, Sticks and Tablespoons to Grams page.