Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Anyone else astounded at the price of gourmet sweets? Maybe I was spoiled living near a reasonably priced chocolatier over the last four years, but after we moved to Milwaukee I noticed a sizable price jump in handcrafted treats. I love to support local shops, but I knew I could recreate these dark chocolate trail mix bites at home for a fraction of what they would charge me in store.

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Besides being cost-savvy, these dark chocolate trail mix bites only take a few minutes to assemble. The hardest part is waiting for the chocolate to set before popping one in your mouth! They embody the irresistible salty + sweet combo that make eating just one difficult. Since these sweet treats are easy to make in a pinch, it only makes sense to keep the ingredients in your cupboard in case of a late night chocolate craving…

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • 1 C. Assorted nuts
  • 1/4 C. Dried cherries

Directions:

  • Place half of the dark chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring in between sessions,  until melted. Add in the rest of the chocolate wafers and stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  • Spoon small dollops of chocolate out on a piece of wax paper.
  • Top chocolate with nut mix and dried cherries.
  • Let the chocolate set before transferring the trail mix bites to an airtight container.

 

Pita Chips

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

Our favorite household snack? Hummus and pita chips. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at making pita chips at home. Seeing as it was my first attempt at making these crispy chips, I kept it simple. I didn’t want to admit defeat when it was only a poor choice of seasoning that turned this experiment into a disaster.

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

With the oven pre-heated, I sliced pita bread into triangles, toss them in avocado oil and added a dash of sea salt. When the timer beeped, I opened the oven to a tray of warm, crispy pita chips. I had to bat Ian’s hand away a few times so I could take these photos before he ate the whole tray full! I guess that means they were a success, right?!

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

While the convenience of buying a bag of pita chips at the store is tempting, it’s nice to have control over your own seasoning and snack on the warm crisps right out of the oven! Next time I’m planning on being more adventurous and try adding Cajon spice for a bit of heat.

What seasoning are you excited to try?

Pita Chips

Ingredients:

  • 6 pita breads
  • 3 Tbs avocado oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400˙F
  • Slice pita bread into triangles
  • Toss with avocado oil in a bowl
  • Evenly spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt
  • Bake for 7 minutes then flip chips over
  • Bake for an additional 7 minutes, or until pita chips are a light golden brown

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

If someone were to offer me a rice cake for a snack a few weeks ago I would have been offended. Does it look like I need to be on a diet?! However, I was recently bored of my usual mid-morning snack options and a little light bulb went on inside my head. Would a chocolate rice cake drizzled in peanut butter taste like a healthy version of a peanut butter cup? The answer was yes.

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

After snacking on this treat for a few days I realized how wrong I had been about rice cakes! Who knew a simple drizzle of peanut butter could make such a big impact?! This realization made me stop and think about how I could take these rice cakes to a new level – queue the addition of greek yogurt and berries!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes with Berries. Delicious for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

In a few simple steps you can spread whipped peanut butter greek yogurt over a rice cake and top it with fresh berries to have an indulgent, yet low calorie snack. I have a feeling our cupboard will be stocked with a pack of rice cakes from now on! This snack is seriously delicious!

Whipped Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Rice Cakes

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Rice Cake
  • 1 tsp. Peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. Greek Yogurt
  • Handful fresh berries

Recipe:

  • In a small bowl, whip together the greek yogurt and peanut butter
  • Spread the yogurt mixture over a rice cake
  • Top with berries