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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Almond Joy bites

Christmas is fast approaching and is only days away. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of cookies baking in the oven. You can never get enough Christmas cookies. So far, I have made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, 3 batches of frosted sugar cookies, candy and almond rice krispies treats and then a giant batch of these delicious almond joy bites! 
Why so many cookies you ask? Well, growing up in a farming family the holidays weren't just a time for us to be with family, but also our extended work family. Whether it was sharing a turkey or ham with employees, a holiday work lunch, or handmade Christmas goodies the holidays were always a time for us to share our appreciation for our employees, too. They spend long hours tending to our farm and truly become part of our families.


I have carried on this tradition for the holiday season and make Christmas cookies for our hard working crews. I like to include almonds when I am baking for our employees so they can literally taste the fruit of their labor. This time I tried making a cookie version of one of my favorite candy bars, almond joy.


Almond Joy bites...I know! They are so easy and fast. But really, these are the easiest cookie I have ever made. They are so fast and only 4 ingredients! How is that possible you say? Well when you are using the most flavorful, delicious 4 ingredients you simply don't need anymore.

So, this Christmas do yourself a favor and add these yummy bites to your cookie list.
 

They will come out of the oven a little gooey still, so let them sit and cool on the sheet for a few minutes. I know you will be tempted to just eat them right out of the oven, but be patient and they will be even better!

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!

Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Giveaway #3

By this time you should all be in the Christmas spirit! Have you finished decorating yet? We just put our lights up on the house last night and finished the tree this morning so I think I am as ready as I am going to be. I even have most of the presents wrapped and under the tree.




I have more Christmas Giveaways to spread my Christmas cheer to you all! So the last two giveaways where over Facebook and Instagram...this time I am switching it up a little!


But first, what's in Giveaway #3
20- 1 oz. Mariani California Almond snack packs, Roasted and Sea Salt
"Stirring up Inspiration" Almond Cookbook
Grey California Almond T-shirt, size large
2 almond snack tins- each tin holding the perfect 1 oz. portion size






Each giveaway has had different rules and different qualifications to win! This time I want you to enter right here on the blog...


To enter:
  • Comment on this blog post
    •  Don't worry if it doesn't appear right away, I will moderate to make sure there is no inappropriate language
  • Be an active follower of Almond Girl Jenny, If you aren't currently just follow these easy directions below
    • Enter email in subscribe box on right side of screen
    • Follow email prompts to be an active follower and receive email updates from Almond Girl Jenny

I will pick a random winner on Sunday, December 18th and announce on the blog.


Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny






Disclaimer: The items in this almond Christmas Giveaway were donated generously by Mariani Nut Company and the Almond Board of California.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Giveaway #2

You all were so fast and quick to enter the first giveaway! I am glad so many of you were eager to play along. So this week, I am switching it up and having an Instagram Giveaway...
This is my chance to say "Thanks" and give back a little something to you and your families during this holiday season. The first giveaway was on Facebook and I thought it would be fun to highlight other aspects of social media. So this time you need to follow along on Instagram to be eligible.

So what's in Giveaway #2:
40- 1 oz. Mariani California Almond snack packs, Roasted and Sea Salt
1 pair work gloves
Grey California Almond Tshirt- size small
2 almond snack tins- each tin holding the perfect 1 oz portion size


Giveaway #2 Qualifications;
I will pick a random winner on Sunday, December 11th and announce on INSTAGRAM.


Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny


Disclaimer: The items in this almond Christmas Giveaway were donated generously by Mariani Nut Company and the Almond Board of California.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Giveaway #1

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Thanksgiving has come and gone and advent has begun in our household. While it seems like it's already been the Christmas season if you have gone to any store in the past month, it is NOW officially the Christmas season.


Last year, I did a Christmas giveaway to my followers and readers and I am back at it again! I value each and every one of you and appreciate you all who read my blog and follow me on social media. Without you, I wouldn't be able to do what I love to do. To show my appreciation I will be having a series of giveaways for the next few weeks until Christmas.


This is my chance to say "Thanks" and give back a little something to you and your families during this holiday season.


So what's in Giveaway #1:
20- 1 oz. Mariani California Almond snack packs, Roasted and Sea Salt
1 pair work gloves
Grey California Almond Tshirt- size small
2 almond snack tins- each tin holding the perfect 1 oz portion size






Each giveaway will have different rules and different qualifications to win!


Let's start easy, simply like this post on Facebook and comment with your favorite holiday treat.


I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, December 7th and announce on Facebook.


Good Luck and Merry Christmas!


Until Next Time,
Almond Girl Jenny


Disclaimer: The items in this almond Christmas Giveaway were donated generously by Mariani Nut Company and the Almond Board of California.