We're in the home stretch, the holiday season is upon us and there are just days until Christmas Day, which will roll into New Year's Eve, and in no time 2016 will be knocking at the door. This year has been an incredible one full of new experiences, new friends, unbelievable sights, and big changes. All of these things might tend to overwhelm someone, but, instead, I prefer to ground myself in traditions. You see, traditions are those things that remain constant no matter the time, no matter what is going on, or has gone on over the past year. Traditions remind us of who we are, where we've come from, and where we're headed. And the holiday season is the best excuse I can think of to share those traditions with others.
Rubbermaid is truly a generational brand- it's been in my cupboards since I got my first apartment, and my grandmother used to gift her own 'world famous' chocolate chip cookies in Rubbermaid food storage containers as well. Their unique rectangular Egg Keeper has saved more than one cookie decorating party with it's easy to store profile and uniform cradles perfect for portioning sprinkles. And the Quik Clik Seal™ technology of Rubbermaid TakeAlongs keeps even the messiest of holiday dishes safe for transport. They're perfect for gifting AND seasonal leftovers!
What Daughter Says: Share your traditions, or start a new one this holiday season.
Dark Chocolate Maple Bacon Peanut Clusters
***Click here for printable Maple Bacon Peanut Clusters recipe.
2 C Lightly Salted Peanuts
1 C Dark Chocolate Morsels
2 TBS Coconut Oil
1 Package (10-12 Slices) Thick Cut Bacon
1/2 C Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 C Pure Maple Sugar
Preheat Oven to 415F
1. Place coconut oil, chocolate morsels, and peanuts in a slow cooker on high.
2. Cut bacon slices in half and rub brown sugar on both sides. Place coated bacon strips on a 2 foil lined baking sheets. Drizzle maple syrup over bacon and bake for 10-12 minutes at 415F.
3. Remove bacon from oven and transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Allow to cool.
4. Cut cooled bacon in thirds and place in grooves of Rubbermaid Egg Keeper. Stir chocolate peanut mixture until smooth and melted. Spoon peanut mixture over bacon strips (approximately 1TBS each) and place container in freezer for 10 minutes.
5. Once chilled and set package in a Rubbermaid TakeAlongs and enjoy.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes + 30 Minutes Chill Time
Makes: Approx 32 Pieces