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chocolate coconut nut clusters and a GIVEAWAY

Posted on March 29th, 2012  |  56 Comments

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!

~l

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed.  True Random Number Generator

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Chris you are the winner!

Thank you to everyone for participating!

chocolate coconut nut clusters

by lafig

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

Instructions

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.

Enjoy!

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56 Responses

  1. Laurie says:

    I love soaking cashews to use in vegan recipes. The flavor and texture are do different! My absolute favorite way to snack on nuts though, is just mixed with some chocolate chips. Easy, delicious and dangerous!

  2. lui says:

    my gorgeous love, can i enter the giveaway? or should i just eat some at home? can’t wait to be back. kisses

  3. You have noted very interesting points! ps nice site.

  4. heather says:

    Hooray from this Registered Dietitian on your touting of the fabulous-ness of nuts! I’ll always support them, and even more so when the prospect of receiving some gratis is on the table. For me, I think some homemade nut butter would be in order.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  5. heather says:

    Already following on Twitter (@squirrelbread).

  6. heather says:

    Following several boards of yours on Pinterest as well.

  7. great giveaway and congrats on 9 months! i would shove those nuts straight in my mouth, or toss them in a salad. TWSS.

  8. amy marantino says:

    i would share these with my Mom.

  9. Chris Ziegler says:

    I am going to go nuts over these!! Add chocolate and poof GREAT YUMMY TASTY TrEaTs!!!
    They look so tasty. Thx for running this giveaway. Enter me please…
    chrisziegler69 (at) gmail.com

  10. Chris Ziegler says:

    Following you on Twitter! (I really want those ingredients for those treats!!)
    @chrisziegler6 If I win please contact me via email-
    chrisziegler69 (at) gmail.com

  11. Chris Ziegler says:

    I liked your FB page (Tristan Ziegler)
    chrisziegler69 (at) gmail.com

  12. I keep readig articles about the health benefits of chocolate and nuts (especially chocolate)…for calorie purposes, there is always a negative connotation associated with chocolate, but all this recent research says that is BULL-ony! ;) I love this little treat you’ve fashioned up – I’m big on chocolate and nuts and you just present the whole thing so well. Way to get a simple, healthy treat out there!

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  14. Amy S says:

    I love to eat them as is. They are so addictive!

  15. Elyssa says:

    i put them in my oatmeal breakfast bars that i have every morning! YUMMY

  16. Elyssa says:

    also following your pinterest boards

  17. Jordan D says:

    I’d love to make some homemade cinnamon nut butter and coconut date nut rum balls!

  18. Jordan D says:

    I follow you on twitter!
    @j_mosh

  19. Jordan D says:

    I like you on facebook, too

  20. Jordan D says:

    I follow your boards on pinterest
    pinterest.com/jmosh

  21. Kim says:

    Almond milk and cashew butter sound like the perfect things to me, and I’ll happily eat pecans with just about any food imaginable.

  22. Danielle says:

    I would eat them sprinkled on top of my oatmeal every morning for breakfast. I also really want to experiment making different nut butters.

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  25. Katelyn Rose says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  26. Katelyn Rose says:

    I love nuts….will be using them for nut butters!

  27. Meghan-Rose says:

    Oooh I would definitely use the nuts to make some energy balls!! They are the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up snack at work, and the perfect pre/post gym snack!

  28. Andrea Zeng says:

    I followed you on twitter.

  29. Andrea Zeng says:

    I liked you on facebook.

  30. shannon says:

    Um. They’d get eaten as soon as I opened the box, wouldn’t make it into a recipe!

  31. Meryl says:

    I’ll make chocolate pecan caramel clusters.

  32. manda says:

    Follow you twitter.

  33. manda says:

    I would love to make fudge with these lovely nuts.

  34. Esther says:

    I’m looking forward to making various frozen yogurts with nuts and chocolate this summer!

  35. Esther says:

    I just joined the Facebook following. I’m interested in how to incorporate nuts into savory dishes.

  36. Melissa says:

    Love your blog! I think I will use these nuts in my baking and for snacking on. :)

  37. Melissa says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  38. Melissa says:

    I “Liked” your facebook page.

  39. Melissa says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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  41. I have been meaning to make homemade nut butters for ages and these would be perfect!

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  43. Debbie C says:

    Heck, yeah, I’d go nuts with these nuts. They’re one of my favorite foods and good for you too.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. Debbie C says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. chrisdeglen

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. Jenny says:

    I would just snack on them, I love nuts!

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  47. Amber says:

    I entered your Go Nuts! contest by liking you on Facebook! Thanks for the great posts!

  48. Angela says:

    Muffins! I would make Muffins! Gosh, I love muffins.

  49. Rosemary Saycich says:

    Well well well! Looks like I saw this post just in time! Man will I go nuts for all these nuts! I followed you on pinterest and twitter! Liked you on Facebook! And followed you on instagram! I love all your posts and just posted your blog on pinterest! Hope I win!!

    xoxo!

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