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Looking for a last minute Christmas goodie or gift option? And a super simple breakfast or brunch sweet for holiday gatherings? Both of these are healthy and can be whipped up in minutes. Made with only 3-4 ingredients, dark chocolate in each, automatically make them a winner in my book.

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I’ve been siding with simplicity this December and these recipes fall right into that category. That’s partially why I haven’t posted many recipes this month. I’ve been practicing making space, slowing down, enjoying the peace and joy of this season. It was hard at first but I have to say I’m liking this new tradition.

Merry Christmas!

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DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND CLUSTERS with SEA SALT
gluten & dairy free option
makes 18 clusters

• 10 oz DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS*
• 3 cups ALMONDS, whole or chopped
• SEA SALT

*Use allergen free chocolate chips if desired, I like Enjoy Life brand.

Melt chocolate chips in a large glass bowl in the microwave or stove top double-broiler; whisk frequently until smooth. Fold in almonds (make sure room temperature or chocolate will seize). Drop tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate until set.

Additional Mix-Ins: Peanut or almond butter, pure honey, cinnamon, shredded coconut, mint or almond extract, dried cranberries or substitute other nuts for almonds (mixed, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts or peanuts).

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QUICK BREAKFAST COOKIES
gluten & dairy free option
makes 12 cookies

• 2 large RIPE BANANAS
• 1 cup DRY QUICK OATS*
• 1/3 – 1/2 cup DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS*
• 1/4 tsp GROUND CINNAMON & SEA SALT (optional or to taste)

*Use allergen free oats or chocolate chips if desired.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with oil). Mash bananas with applesauce; fold in oats, chocolate chips, cinnamon and sea salt (if using). Drop tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet, bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Additional Mix-Ins: Pure honey, maple syrup, chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds), dried cranberries, raisins, peanut or almond butter.

PRINT RECIPE – PDF (includes both recipes)

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