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The holidays may be over, but if you have leftover bags of dried cranberries in yoir pantry, whip up this delightful rice pudding made with almond milk for a yummy dessert!

Rich Pistachio and Dried Cranberry Rice Pudding

Ingredients

3/4 cup short grain organic arborio rice
3 cups organic un-sweetened almond milk
1/3 cup organic evaporated cane sugar
Dash sea salt
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
2 cinnamon sticks
2 slices (1 inch thick) lemon peel
*1/4 cup dried cranberries
*1/3 cup Setton Farms Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped

*To make the dish even faster, substitute 4 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, roughly chopped. http://www.pistachiochewybites.com/

Preparation

To a 4-quart pot and add rice, almond milk, sugar and sea salt. Stir gently. Cover and cook about 5 minutes, or until at a simmer. Add vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks, and lemon peel to rice. Stir once more and then partially cover. Cook at a simmer over low heat until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes.

Stir in dried cranberries and Setton Farms Pistachio kernels or the Pistachio Chewy Bites. Serve warm or chilled.

Serves 4-6.

(C) Spork Foods, 2015

*Recipe and image courtesy of Spork Foods.*

About Spork Foods

L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.

Witch Hand 2Here’s a scarily healthy treat on Halloween! Fun to put together and almost too spooky to eat, these Pistachio Chewy Bite Witches’ Fingers are made with nutritious ingredients, such as pistachio kernels, almond milk and dried cranberries!

Pistachio Chewy Bite Witches’ Fingers

Ingredients

6 Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup non-dairy dark chocolate chips
Dash sea salt
12 dried cranberries
1/2 cup Setton Farms Roasted Pistachio Kernels, finely ground

Preparation 

Unwrap all chewy bites and cut each chewy bite in half lengthwise. Gently press the two halves together, with the stickiest sides facing each other, creating one long strip. If desired, to create thumb and pinky finger, leave two halves short. Set aside.

Place chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl.

In a small pan, bring almond milk to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for about 20 seconds to melt chocolate. Add sea salt. Whisk until smooth.

Dip long Pistachio Chewy Bite strips into chocolate mixture and then sprinkle or roll in pistachios immediately. Place on wax paper lined plate and top each strip with 2 overlapping dried cranberries at the tip. Set aside for about 20 minutes to firm up.

Yields 6.

(C) Spork Foods, 2015

About Pistachio Chewy Bites
With two main ingredients, Pistachio Chewy Bites provide healthy snack lovers the amazing benefits of pistachios and cranberries in a delicious and nutritious bite-size bar. Pistachio Chewy Bites are heart-healthy, 100% all natural, gluten and dairy free, low in sodium, GMO free, vegan and a great on-the-go protein snack. They also have no cholesterol, zero trans-fat and are a good source of dietary fiber. These nutrient-rich snack bars provide a great balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat for sustainable energy. With 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and healthy fat, the individually wrapped bars are the perfect one stop shop.

Available in major grocery store chains across the country such as: Bristol Farms, Fairway, Shoprite, A&P, Roundy’s, HEB, Safeway, Ingles, Gelson’s, King Kullen, Earth Fare, Price Chopper, Wegmans, Save Mart, Lucky, Hy-Vee, Shop n’ Save, etc. They are also available online at Amazon.com and Puritan.com.

Pricing: 6-Pack $5.99 and 16-Pack $12.50
Website: http://www.pistachiochewybites.com

About Spork Foods
L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.