‘Tis the season for visions of sugar plums, but we prefer the cranberries in this easy trio of healthful almonds, dried berries and dark chocolate – and you can have a guilt-free batch ready to share in a matter of minutes without ever turning on the oven.
Each nibble is a lusty combo of anti-oxidants and yum. With a dash of protein from the almonds, Vitamin C and fiber from the cranberries, and energy from the dark chocolate, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy one. Or two. Everything in moderation.
Makes 2 dozen
2 cups roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (12 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon canola oil
In a medium bowl, mix together the almonds and cranberries; set aside.
In a microwave-safe glass bowl, melt the chocolate, stirring at 30-second intervals until just melted. Stir in the oil, then the fruit-nut mixture.
Drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper on a baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Store at room temperature.