Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

TUESDAY TREAT from Lexiscleankitchen.com

Tuesday’s treat is here with an easy and delicious treat that is perfect to wrap up as a gift for the holidays! With all the goodies one could gift, if somebody gave me a bag of this I’d be a pretty happy lady.

Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups Enjoy Life's Chocolate Chips
  2. 1/3 cup dried cranberries/golden raisins
  3. 1/3 cup raw almonds
  4. 3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  5. 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt, more as desired
Instructions
  1. Heat chocolate using a double broiler method (Bring one inch of water to a simmer in a small pot. Set the heatproof bowl over the mouth of the pot (water should not touch the bottom of the bowl). Stir chocolate as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat and stir to melt the rest)
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Pour out chocolate and lightly spread into a rectangle onto parchment paper
  4. If using a cooking cutter, lightly grease and pour chocolate to desired thickness (1/4 inch or so)
  5. Add toppings and place in fridge until bark hardens
  6. Break into pieces or leave in your cookie cutter
  7. Wrap in cellophane with a bow for the perfect holiday gift!
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Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

Sea-Salt Trail Mix Bark & A Holiday Gift Guide

And now, some more gift giving ideas for the foodies, hosts, or coffee lovers in your life! Last night Mike and I gave each other our Hanukkah gifts. I must have left this gift guide up on my computer because I am now a proud (and really really excited) owner of numbers one and five! Thanks, Mike! I mean seriously, how could you not want these? I’m in love!  

Holiday-gift-guide

 

1. Moscow Mule Copper Mug  from Sur La Table
 
2. Attingham Teacups from Anthropologie
 
3. Chipper and Sprite Serving Set from Anthropologie
 
4. Nespresso Milk Frother from Williams-Sonoma
 
5. Mortar and Pestle from Williams-Sonoma
 
6. Palette Bar Stirrers from Anthropologie 
 

What is on your holiday wish-list this year?

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones (paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Fall mornings call for these gluten-free and paleo-friendly Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones! Soft in the middle, crispy on the outside, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones (paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Pumpkin and October go hand-in-hand. But chocolate goes perfect with every month, am I right?  Thus, the obvious addition of chocolate in my pumpkin recipes this Fall.

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones (paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love these scones. I love them so much that when half of the batch plopped right onto the floor prior to photographing, I gasped and for a brief second thought the world was over. Thank goodness they didn’t all go; that would have been tragic.

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones (paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I love scones that are still soft in the center but have a nice crisp edge so I always take mine out of the oven a few minutes early! The crisp edge, chewy center, and delicious chocolate

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones (paleo-friendly) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:35 Total Time 0:45 Yields 6

Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    Chocolate Drizzle

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place parchment paper on baking sheet.
    2. In a bowl, whisk the almond flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt, and cinnamon until well blended.
    3. Add the egg, coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract and mix until soft dough forms.
    4. Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball and place on lined baking sheet. Gently flatten the dough into a disc about 1-inch thick.
    5. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut into 8 wedges. Gently separate, but leave in a circle.
    6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. I like a soft center, and take them out at 35 minutes, but let bake for 5-10 minutes longer, watching closely to avoid burning, if you like crispier scones.
    7. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.
    8. Using the double boiler method or a microwave, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to make sure that the chocolate and oil is well combined.
    9. Once scones are cool, drizzle with chocolate and devour!
    10. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months!

    Recipe Notes

    *If the dough is too wet, slice with a wet knife. Let bake for 20 minutes. Slice again and separate scones. Bake for another 20-25 minutes until firm on the outside.

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    Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten-free, refined sugar-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with chocolate chips are so perfectly chewy, soft, and delicious! The combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and raisins in these are heaven. No one will be able to tell that these are gluten-free and refined sugar-free!

    Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin CookiesGluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

    This weekend my family gathered to remember the life of my loving grandmother. As hard as the past few days have been, we try and feel comfort having our family and friends by our side. I got to spend some quality time with my siblings. When my younger brother came across my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, he immediately requested a healthy version of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (his favorite), and of course I set out to do just that. What’s more comforting than a nice chewy oatmeal cookie with a glass of almond milk? Not much! And these cookies will not disappoint!

    best gf oatmeal raisin cookiesIngredients Needed

    • Softened butter or coconut oil
    • Coconut sugar
    • Eggs
    • Vanilla extract
    • Unsweetened applesauce
    • Gluten-free rolled oats
    • Almond flour
    • Baking powder
    • Baking soda
    • Salt
    • Cinnamon
    • Raisins
    • Chocolate chips (optional)

    How to Make Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    These cookies are made with a mixer to get that butter light and fluffy. And then the rest of the ingredients are added in. As with most recipes that involve creaming softened butter, it’s best if the rest of the ingredients are around room temperature, like the eggs, that way it doesn’t make the butter too cold and appear curdled.

    1. Cream the butter and sugar
    2. Add the eggs
    3. Finely process half of the oats
    4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and beat.
    5. Fold in raisins and chocolate chips, and bake!

    easy gluten free oatmeal cookies

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    Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 0:25 Yields 25 cookies

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
    2. In a food processor, pulse 1 cup oats a few times and pour into a medium mixing bowl.
    3. Add the rest of the oats, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl with the ground oats.
    4. In a separate medium mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand mixer. You can use a stand mixer here as well.
    5. Add in eggs and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
    6. Pour butter mixture and applesauce into dry ingredients and mix well.
    7. Mix in chocolate chips and raisins.
    8. Roll into balls and gently pat down on baking sheet.
    9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
    10. Let cool on a cooling rack and serve!

    Recipe Notes

    • *Pictures updated April, 2017.
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    Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Looking for the perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies? These are soft, chewy, chocolate-y, and simply delicious. They are easy to make and are sure to be a hit in your home! You won’t be able to tell that they are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly!

    Best paleo chocolate chip cookiesPaleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    A warm chocolate chip cookie dipped in milk (or in my house, almond milk) just feels like home. The smell of cookies baking in your house is heavenly! These Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are a treat, and one that is nutrient-dense with almond flour as it’s base and SO SO delicious.

    What’s in them?

    • almond flour
    • coconut flour
    • baking soda
    • fine sea salt
    • grass-fed butter, at room temperature or coconut oil
    • egg
    • honey
    • vanilla extract
    • paleo chocolate chips
    • coarse sea salt, optional

    bite shot of honey chocolate chip cookies paleo

    Want to make it extra special?

    I like to sprinkle the cookies with a coarse flaky sea salt before baking, because sea salt and chocolate are the ultimate combo in cookies! And Mike LOVES these straight from the freezer! You can store them so you’ll always have a little treat on hand when you are having a craving!

    paleo almond flour cookies on a baking tray

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    Close up of paleo choc chip cookies

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    Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:20 Yields 7

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Position oven rack to the middle of your oven and preheat oven to 350°F. The middle rack will ensure even baking.
    2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
    3. In a small mixing bowl combine egg, honey, butter, and vanilla.
    4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
    5. Drop tablespoons of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    6. Bake for 10 minutes (for soft, slightly undercooked cookies- my favorite!) or 12 minutes (for fully cooked cookies).
    7. Let cool and serve (perhaps with a glass of almond milk)!

    Recipe Notes

    • Using grass-fed butter is my preferred method for delicious copy-cat Tollhouse style cookies, but you can use coconut oil if you are dairy-free.
    • Yields: 14 medium size cookies
    • Images updated in March, 2017.
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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites

    Healthy chocolate chip cookie dough? Count me IN! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites are so chocolate-y, delicious and are a great recipe to make with the kiddos!

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

     Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites

    Loaded with fiber, protein, and natural sugars, these bites make for a great energy-boosting on-the-go snack! 

     

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

     

     

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

    Prep Time 5 min Total Time 0:05 Yields 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

  • In a food processor, pulse dates, almonds, protein powder, flax, chai, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips until a ball forms. Should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove food processor bowl. Mix in the rest of the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  • Form mixture into equal sized balls and store in the fridge.
  • Optional: Melt additional 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips until smooth. Drizzle melted chocolate over protein bites.
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