Wild Zora Bars

Wild Zora Bars

The Original Meat and Veggie Bar

Finding snacks that are gluten free and paleo is always a challenge. Finding option when your on the go is always a hard but these bars do the trick. Wild Zora sent me a sample pack of their meat and veggie bars. Each bar was great!

The story with Wild Zora is that they wanted to make a product that lived up to their standard. Something substantial, savory and nutritious. If a complete meal contains meat and veggies they wanted a snack bar to do the same.

Bars come in three flavors including BBQ, Cheesy Parm and Spicy Cayenne Apricot. My favorite was the BBQ but they all are really good. You can buy them online in any quantify. Give them a try!

Check out the website here: http://www.wildzora.com/

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Addictive Chocolate Burst

I was recently asked to do a Valentines special for a local network. I was having fun coming up with recipes and this one great! Warning it is addictive!

Ingredients:

9 Cups Gluten Free Chex Mix
3 Tbs Butter
1 Cup Chocolate chip’s
2 Cups Powder Sugar
1 Pack Sugar Free Jello Mix ( I used strawberry but any one would work)

Start by melting chocolate and butter in a bowl in the microwave. Pour melted mixture on top of Cereal and mix well very gently. This next step is great for a kid to do. In a large container with lid or a big zip lock bag pour the whole packet of Jell-o mix and all the sugar. Shake the sugar mixture and then add all the chocolate covered cereal. Shake..Shake…..SHAKE! Until every chocolate morsel is covered.

I apologize about the image, this stuff was so good we all ate it to fast to take a picture. Fell free to change up the chocolate type and jello flavor for a fun combo. Like white chocolate and lime, milk chocolate and orange or even raspberry and dark chocolate. Have Fun!

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Slow Cooker Candy Nuts

Have you ever walked down a city street and you pass a hot nut vendor? The smell fills the air with nutty sweet goodness and you crave a bag. Now imagine making it at home. I made the mistake of doing it at night in the slow cooker and kept getting out of bed to have a few more, the whole house smell amazing.

Ingredients:

1 Lb Pecans
1/2 Lb Walnuts
1 Stick Butter
1/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice
1/2 Grated Whole Nutmeg
1/2 Tbs Cinnamon

Star by heating butter and white sugar in a pot until melted. While butter is melting pre-heat slow cooker. Next, place nuts in slow cooker and pour butter mix on top. Stir together well then sprinkle in brown sugar,pumpkin spice and nutmeg. Stir well and cook on high for an hour leaving the lid partly open. Then add vanilla and cinnamon and stir again and continue to cook with no cover for about another 40 minutes. Remove mixture and pour onto large cookie sheet to cool over night. Store in air tight container.

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Peanut Clusters

I have to admit this recipe happened by accident but my cousin Leigh said that I had to post it so here it is.

Ingredients:

2 Cans of Roasted and Salted Peanuts ( Each Can should be about 6 OZ and I found mine at the Dollar Store.
1 Pound melting Chocolate ( check label for gluten free or Vegan)
3 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Water
1/4 Any Color Sprinkles

Crush Nuts in food processor. Place sugar and water in a pot and bring to a high simmer. You have to watch this not to boil over or burn. Simmer till it reduces by half and starts to brown. Please don’t leave the stove while this is happening, it can take about 30 minutes. The liquid will be VERY HOT! Once liquid is thick and light brown pour in crushed peanuts. Stir fast trying mix it all together. Spread on a well oiled baking pan and break it up a bit. Once its cooled, break up into chunks by hand and place in large bowl.
Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Pour melt chocolate in bowl with nut clusters and toss well. Spread back onto baking pan and cover with sprinkles. Let the tray cool in fridge for at least an hour and then enjoy :).

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