Yum.E! I was trying to think of some last minute neighbour gifts that were super easy and didn't take a lot of actual labour. After all, with a little one running around and a full time job, things need to be quick and easy in general! So, using three ingredients I had on hand and barely five minutes of my time, this is what I came up with.
White chocolate melts... I think I had about 2 1/2 - 3 cups or so. I probably could have used at least another cup, but I made it work with what I did have. Anyhow, melt them in the microwave according to package directions. If you don't have the packaging, do about a minute to start, mix it up, and then do increments of 30 seconds until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. But in the meantime, while that is melting......
About 2 cups of plain almonds spread out onto a clean, non stick baking sheet. Then, sprinkle approximately 1 cup of dried cranberries over the almonds. Try to have the pan covered, but a single layer of almonds / cranberries.
Take your now melted white chocolate and poor it all over the almonds / cranberries. You may need to use a spatula to spread it a bit. Then, either leave it on the counter to set or pop it into the fridge until the chocolate has hardened again.
Oh my... could you imagine this with dark chocolate? I love dark chocolate......
Now that it's hardened, flip it out onto a clean surface and break it up into pieces. Big or small, whatever you prefer.
Like I said at the beginning of this post... Yum.E! Super fast, super easy, little labour, great results. Perfect!
PS... stay tuned... I'll be posting about a give away tomorrow!