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Reindeer Antlers

Reindeer Antlers

Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet and salty? Chocolate covered pretzels fill the need. The smooth creamy decadence of chocolate followed by the saltiness and crunch of the pretzel-delightful!  Of course it is the holiday season so why not have fun with it!  If you loved the M&M Chocolate Bark featured on this blog earlier this year, then you will love this holiday variation!

Reindeer Antlers

Decoration Time: 10 min.
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: Makes 14 antlers.

1 3/4 cups DOVE® Chocolate
3/4 cup M&M’S® Brand MINIS®
1 bag pretzel sticks, broken into various sized pieces
Parchment Paper

1. Remove 3/4 cup red and green M&M’S® Brand MINIS® and set aside for decoration.
2. Line a baking sheet with Parchment Paper.
3. Melt the DOVE® Chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the mixture as it melts. When mixture is shiny and smooth, turn off the heat.
4. Once all the chocolate is melted, dip the pretzel pieces one at a time and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet into an antler shape. Place the M&M’S® Brand MINIS® on each antler as it is finished.
5. Repeat this same process until all the antlers are finished.
6. Let the chocolate cool completely and get firm. You can refrigerate to firm the chocolate more quickly.
7. Once firm, remove them from the Parchment Paper.
8. If desired, wrap each one in a sheet of cellophane, tied with a ribbon or simply put them on a cookie plate.

Tip: Add red M&M’S® Brand MINIS® to form the red nose.

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Riceworks’ Salsa Fresca Brown Rice Crisps

What caught my eye about Riceworks’ Salsa Fresca flavored brown rice crisps was not, in fact, the huge time span they’d so kindly given me in regards to the “best before” date, but the very idea of Salsa Fresca chips. Chips that one has no instinctual desire, even need, to dunk? Sounds good to me!

These crisps really do meet up to standards. To begin with, their triangular physical manifestations are delightfully large, enough to give you trouble downing one with a single crunch. Each chip is coated with the delicious Fresca Salsa flavor Riceworks is evidently so accomplished at making and distributing. When I say “each chip,” I mean it. Every individual crisp will perform its given destiny in adding to the budding Salsa flavor filling your mouth after only a couple of these brown rice crisps.

Brown rice, in particular, is a nice part of these, given that your typical potato chips could sit atop a mountain of fat and other unsavory things and mock (or perhaps sit and be jealous) brown rice for the lack of such things. Not that Riceworks seems to have needed those ingredients-their rice crisps are completely fine without them-in truth, it’s probably better without ‘em. I’ll leave you off with the warning given on the back of the bag, simply because it’s so true: These crisps are addictive!

This product is Kosher OU.

Ingredients:

Whole Grain Brown Rice, Brown and White Rice Flour, Masa Corn Flour, Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Sesame Seeds, Salt, Maltodextrin, Dried Tomato, Spices, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Dried Green Bell Pepper, Dried Onion, Paprika, Dried Garlic, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Paprika Extract, and Caramel Color.
Peanut Free

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 240, Total Fat 12g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 430mg, Total Carbohydrate 31g, Protein 3g, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron.

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Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds

Good news for almond lovers and almond strangers alike-these Cocoa Roast Almonds are excellent! The almonds, usually half and inch to an inch across, taste fantastic, especially with that small bit of cocoa added to each individual piece. That subtle addition will certainly keep you hungering for more.

For those concerned about their capability to morph into the fearsome devouring beast of legend at the sight of almonds, you’ll be gratified to know that these are often hailed for their lack of unhealthy ingredients. Nonetheless, as a friendly reminder-all things in moderation, even delicious treats such as these.

In addition, those with allergies should be aware of the warning on the bag, which states that this snack was processed on equipment that also processes other tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, milk and sesame seeds (and may even contain any of these).

This product is Kosher OU.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 150, Total fat 13 g, Sodium 25 g, Total Carbohydrate 6 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Potassium 210 mg, Protein 6 g, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin E.

Ingredients:

Dry Roasted Almonds, Modified Food Starch (potato), Natural & Artificial Flavors, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Salt, Acesulfame, Potassium, Sucralose. CONTAINS ALMONDS.