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Cranberry, Walnut & Chocolate Snack Mix

A jar lays on a table with a cranberry, walnut, and chocolate snack mix spilling out.

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.

 

A jar sits on a table and is filled with a cranberry, walnut, and chocolate snack mix.

 

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped or "pieces" work great
  • ground cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and walnuts to a bowl.

  2. Sprinkle with a few dashes of ground cinnamon.

  3. Toss to combine ingredients.

  4. Store in an airtight container.

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Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pie

A skillet of fresh zucchini and corn pie.

During the hot summer months, I tend to have an abundance of zucchini and corn around my kitchen. It goes on sale at the grocery store, or I bring some home from my dad’s farm. Before long, there’s more than I know what to do with it. Zucchini bread is good, but I can only eat so much of it. Fresh corn on the cob is great slathered in butter and sprinkled with salt, too. After a while, my family wants something different, though. Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pie is the perfect answer for that. Continue Reading →