While I do try to eat healthily for the most part, I am still addicted to Food Network, Jamie, Nigella, Ina et al, are all purveyors of the highest quality food porn in my opinion!! Last night while watching a Sandra Lee Christmas special I saw that this recipe could be adapted with higher quality ingredients and served as a Christmas treat. Yes it's full of butter and honey, but use grass fed butter and raw honey and it's nearly acceptable....right?!
So I baked up a batch and it is amazing. Chewy, crunchy, fruity with Cinnamon spice. Perfect for cold wintry days. Box it up or put it in a pretty jar and it makes a yummy gift for friends and neighbours.
Ingredients (Makes 6-8 servings)
3/4 stick butter (6oz)
3 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 cups dried cranberries or cherries
3 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips
Preheat oven to 175C/350F
Grease a large baking pan with a little melted butter
Let it bubble for about a minute and it will thicken slightly. Add the cranberries, coconut flakes and almonds and stir well until it's all evenly coated with the thick honey/butter mixture.
Allow to cool to room temperature then decant into a jar.
Don't blame me if you eat it all!!