No-Bake Chocolate, Quinoa & Fig Bars

 

Indulge yourself, and your guests, with a seemingly decadent and deceptively healthful treat. These fig bars contain antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, Omega-3 packed flax seed, high protein quinoa & chia seeds, and—of course—figs. Wrap in parchment paper, tied off with a ribbon for a party favor or hostess gift this party-packed holiday season.

 

No-Bake Chocolate, Quinoa & Fig Bars

 

ingredients


 
 

method


Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Grease and line a baking dish or sheet pan.  Press the granola mixture into the sheet pan.  Press the reserved slices of fig into the top of the granola mixture.

Cover the bars with plastic wrap, then allow them to chill for at least two hours in the refrigerator.

To serve, cut the bars into 2-3 inch pieces.  Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Store in your refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Nantucket Mulled Wine

 

If your holiday party wouldn't be complete without a spicy, cidery, spiked beverage, this is the recipe to make this year's event one to remember for years to come. We are using fresh, local Nantucket cranberries. These have a punch of heirloom flavor unparalleled by conventional varieties. Cheers!

 

Nantucket Mulled Wine

 

ingredients


1 btl Red Wine / full bodied / such as Syrah

1 C Jansal Valley® Pure Raw Honey

1 C Jansal Valley® Nantucket Fresh Cranberries

4 Jansal Valley® 4" Cinnamon Sticks

4 pc Jansal Valley® Star Anise

1 t Jansal Valley® Whole Cloves

 
 

method


In a sauce pan over gentle heat, stir together all of the listed ingredients. be sure to dissolve the honey. heat the mulled wine until just below a simmer, then ladle into heat-proof glasses, mugs, or mason jars. Garnish with mulled cranberries & a cinnamon stick.

Spiced Local Cider

 

This is the perfect time of year to cozy up with a warm cup of fresh, local cider. Here we are incorporating a quick and easy spiced simple syrup, which you can also use in a winter fruit salad, sangria, or cranberry sauce. Its delicious on its own, or you can add a drop of Bourbon for a seasonal adult beverage perfect for entertaining.

 

Spiced Local Cider

 

Ingredients


 
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Method


For the Spiced Simple Syrup, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar, then allow to cool to room temperature.

Rim glasses with maple granules by dipping the rim of each glass into a shallow bowl of cider or water, then into a shallow bowl of maple granules.

Combine the apple cider, spiced syrup and optional Bourbon in a large pitcher. Divide evenly among the rimmed glasses.

Serve warm or on ice!