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My game plan going into the holiday season always includes two things. 1. Do as much shopping as I can online. And 2. Make homemade gifts. Clicking a button takes a little bit (OK, a lot) of the fun out of gift-giving and holiday shopping. I fill that void by setting aside time to make some of my gifts.  Whether it be having a craft night to make homemade gift bags or spending the day in the kitchen making edible presents (the best kind of presents).

Cranberries and almonds in no over-processing food chopper

Cranberries and almonds in no over-processing food chopper

This cranberry almond salted chocolate bark is an easy recipe to whip up and hand out to neighbors, coworkers, or friends. I topped my bark with dried cranberries and almonds, but pistachios would be a nice addition (keep the red and green theme going), or keep it nut-free and add other dried fruits like apricots, or even candied ginger.

Cranberry and Almond Holiday Bark

Cranberry and Almond Holiday Bark

Bag the bark in cellophane gift bags and tie with festive ribbon and holly or pack it into holiday tins that the lucky recipient can reuse at their next cookie exchange.

Cranberry and Almond Holiday Bark

Holiday Bark

Give a gift made with love this holiday season. Find the recipe for our holiday bark below and head to the kitchen.

Cranberry and Almond Holiday Bark

Cranberry and Almond Holiday Bark

Cranberry Almond Holiday Bark
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  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl on 50% power, stirring occasionally, microwave dark chocolate wafers and almond extract 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Add cranberries and almonds to chocolate, stir until blended.
  4. Immediately spread mixture evenly onto lined cookie sheet. Let stand until chocolate is almost set. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let stand until completely set.
  5. In a small microwaveable bowl on 50% power, stirring occasionally, microwave white chocolate chips 1 to 1 ½ minutes or until melted. Drizzle over chocolate mixture. Let stand until drizzle is set.
  6. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
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Do you ever have days when you feel like you just can’t wake up? That feeling that no second snooze button push or third cup of coffee can alleviate? If you’re having trouble getting through the morning or afternoon, pop one of these no-bake energy bites in your mouth for a little boost.

 

These little balls of energy come together in no time in your Hamilton Beach® food processor. They’re made with ingredients you likely already have in the pantry and are ready with the push (or in this case pulse) of a button.

Using a food processor fitted with the mixing/chopping blade, add old fashioned oats, flax seeds, and chia seeds through the food chute with the appliance running. Process until the mixture is well blended, then transfer to a large bowl and add vanilla whey protein powder.

 

Using your food processor again, add dried cranberries and almonds through the food chute and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the cranberry mixture to the same bowl as the oat mixture. Then add the remaining ingredients – coconut, mini chocolate chips, almond butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until until the ingredients are combined. The almond butter not only adds a little bit of sweetness and extra protein, it’s the glue that helps these little bites hold their shape.

Now for the fun part. Let the kids get in on the action and roll the mixture into balls. Enjoy a few on the spot or put some in a freezer-safe bag for later. They’ll defrost during the day and be waiting for you when that 2:30 feeling hits.

 

Cranberry No-Bake Energy Bites
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  1. Using a food processor fitted with mixing/chopping blade, with food processor running, add old fashioned oats, flaxseed and chia seeds through food chute. Process until oats mixture is chopped and blended. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in protein powder.
  2. Using food processor again, add dried cranberries and almonds through food chute. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped. Add cranberries and almond mixture to the oat mixture.
  3. Add coconut, mini chocolate chips, almond butter and vanilla extract. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Roll into 1-inch balls. Store in an airtight container.
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