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It may just be me but it seems as though the last dozen holidays have sprung up on me like old photos of my junior year in high school. I have been unprepared and ill fitted for their arrival, then I am scrambling at the last moment to pull things together so I don't seem surprised/embarrassed. More often than not I just brush the few preparations I have done aside and let things happen as they will, and for the most part I do like spontaneity.

Our nation's Independence day is coming up, only days away, and here I am sharing with you something completely unrelated. It's not a thematic salute to my lovely country, or a colorfully patriotic goodie to share at your holiday bar-be-que. I'm not even sharing an actual meal with you; just a snack I made up to imitate (and transcend) something I saw in a bulk bin at the market. Just a nibble; but a good nibble.

I made some of these to take on our trip to California, but they didn't even make it to the airport. For some reason I cannot think of what type of pretzel these are called; wafer? weave? Yes my mind was this bad before the babe. This could easily be a gluten free snack, if you use gluten free pretzels of course. I don't usually add the extra coconut around the edges when I'm making them in droves, but it's pretty and reminds me of snowflakes which I'm not excited for just yet, but I know my attitude will likely change come August.

honey nut preztel-wiches

mini criss-cross pretzels
1/2 - 2/3 cup nut butter
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
dash of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Mix the nut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and salt together until smooth, add the coconut and mix well. Let sit for a couple minutes and stir again. If it's still too runny, not coming together, add a little more coconut. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator until chilled, about a half hour or overnight at the longest. Spoon a little of the mixture onto a pretzel, sandwich it with another pretzel, roll in coconut flakes or sugar (totally optional) and put in baggy/eat. Store in refrigerator.

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