A snow day calls for hot cocoa. Let’s be honest, I’ll use any excuse to make this hot cocoa. When you want something more luxurious than the usual cocoa mix & hot water combo, this is the one to make.
Cold brewing coffee is one of my favorite ways to make coffee. Because cold brewing doesn’t expose the coffee grounds to heat, the coffee produced from it is smoother, less bitter, and somewhat sweeter than traditionally brewed coffee. Cold brew coffee is also more concentrated, making it the perfect method for creating iced coffee.
I shared this snack mix on Instagram a couple months ago, but decided it needed a permanent spot here. The kids devoured a whole batch in one sitting and have requested it many times since!
Dried cranberries bring a tartness, but are balanced with sweet dark chocolate. Walnuts provide just the right buttery richness to round the whole thing out, making this snack mix a perfect combo. I’ve added some cinnamon to give a little background noise of flavor; something you can’t quite put your finger on, but definitely notice it’s there.
The whole thing comes together in a handful of minutes. The longest part will be deciding to put it in an airtight container or eat it all right away. Or make a double batch and have some now, some later. These jars are perfect to store in.
Cranberry, Walnut, and Chocolate Snack Mix
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
- 1 cup walnuts chopped or "pieces" work great
- ground cinnamon to taste
Add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and walnuts to a bowl.
Sprinkle with a few dashes of ground cinnamon.
Toss to combine ingredients.
Store in an airtight container.