Nondairy version? Reasonable or Forget it?
If I were making this for anyone else, or myself, I would never try this w/o the butter. However, my granddaughter has galactosemia, not to be confused with lactose intolerance, but lacks the enzyme required to digest any dairy (plus a few other quirky foods). The result is brain damage and early death. Since galactase is produced endogenously, regardless of how careful one is, the brain damage is accumulative, sadly, kinda like watching "Flowers For Algernon" in slow motion. I digress in order to stress the seriousness of this question. What would you recommend as a butter substitute, or simply not use this recipe? She adores dark chocolate even though she is only 5 years old.