EEEEeeee!! (my excited squeal) I am so super de duper excited to share a few things with you this splendid Thursday (almost Friday) morning.
First off, there’s this:
All I really have to say is I think you need to make these asap. Only 5 minutes prep, 20 minutes in the freezer and kaBAM!
Dessert so good it’s hard to walk away.
But you need to because you ate all the rest and we working on our fig’re ’round here. Summer’s a coming.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly:
My first giveaway!!
It’s been a mere 9 months since I started blogging and I am in love. Not only do I find it challenging, inspiring and stimulating, it’s fun!
I would encourage anyone interested to give it a go, and don’t give up.
And I would encourage EVERYONE to enter this nut giveaway!
Nuts are rich in healthy fats like monounsaturated fats that have been found to help reduce the risk of heart disease (1).
Pecans are rich in antioxidants and ridiculous flavor. (and go great with chocolate)
Almonds have plenty of Vitamin E to share. (and go great with chocolate)
Cashews are chock full of copper, aiding with energy production and free radical elimination in the body (2). (and go great with chocolate)
Nuts are one of my favorites snacks (along with dates,) I love the salty flavor and hunger killing qualities!
SOOO if you’re interested in winning some almonds, pecan and cashews, enter below!
How to enter: Do one or all the following, each one is an extra entry so make sure you comment once for each one you do!
1. Leave a comment telling me how you’re gonna go nuts with these nuts.
2. Follow me on twitter
3. Like me on facebook
4. Follow me on pinterest
5. Follow me on instagram
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, please.
The giveaway will end on Thursday, April 5th at 11:59pm PST, so enter some time between now and then! I’ll pick a random winner and announce the winner on Friday, April 6th!!
Good luck and go nuts!
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. True Random Number Generator
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Thank you to everyone for participating!
chocolate coconut nut clusters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (4-8 servings)
- ~5 ounces chocolate, melted (dark and/or milk, I used a combo)
- 1-2 Tbsp chopped nuts, (I used pecans and almonds)
- 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, lightly toasted at 350 degrees for 2-3 minutes, until lightly golden
- sprinkle sea salt
In a double boiler (a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, water is not touching bowl), melt the chocolate. Then pour it into a parchment paper lined glass dish and top with the nuts, coconut and salt.
Place in the fridge or freezer to cool and set.
Remove and break into clusters.