‘Tis the Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, I’m excited to, not only, announce the winner of my Hail Merry giveaway, but also announce another giveaway!

Hail Merry Choco Blonde Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Macaroons

So without further ado, the winner of the Choco and Blonde Hail Merry Macaroons is... Emily!

Emily says :
These sound sooo good! I want to try the Blonde Macaroons!

Congratulations, Emily! And thank you so much to the wonderful people over at Hail Merry for sponsoring such a tasty giveaway!

Happy Holidays Giveaway!

I know many, if not all, of you are familiar with KIND Snacks. If not, you should definitely familiarize yourself with this brand immediately.

“KIND is a brand of all natural whole nut and fruit bars made from ingredients you can see and pronounce and it’s also a movement that gives new purpose to snacking.”

I’ve been lucky enough to try almost all of the flavors of bars and I can honestly say that they are all incredible. So much flavor and it certainly doesn’t hurt that they’re natural! They have recently partnered with Arianna Huffington, Bobbi Brown, and Grace Potter for a program they’re calling “Snack & Give Back“.

KIND Snacks Granola Snack and Give Back Purpose

They are selling limited edition KIND cubes put together by each of these women and donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity of their choosing. In the spirit of the holiday season, I have been given the opportunity to offer my lucky readers the chance to win one of these boxes! After looking at each of the boxes and researching all of the causes, I decided on Bobbi Brown’s box, Eat Pretty Powerful.

“A portion of sales of the cube will help KIND fund a new KIND Kitchen at the Broome Street Academy, a public charter high school that prepares New York City’s most vulnerable young people to graduate with Regents diplomas.”

KIND Snacks Granola Give Back Eat Pretty Powerful Bobbi Brown

While all of the causes are benefiting wonderful organizations, I truly believe in cooking as an outlet. To have the ability to give at-risk youth such incredible opportunities is such an amazing gift. And right in time for the holidays! I hope you not only consider entering to win a box of your own, but also consider gifting a box in support of one of these charities.

One reader will be the lucky winner of a cube containing 20 bars:

  • 5 Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt
  • 5 Cashew & Ginger Spice
  • 5 Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan [my personal fave!]
  • 5 Madagascar Vanilla Almond

How to Enter

You have up to 5 chances to enter! Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, December 13th, 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be chosen on Friday, December 14th.

1. Leave a comment telling me which charity you would choose to support if you purchased a box. (Mandatory)

2. Follow @KINDSnacks and @BarrAndTable on Twitter and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

3. Like KIND Snacks and Barr & Table on Facebook and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

4. Follow Barr & Table on Pinterest and leave a separate comment telling me. (Optional)

5. Tweet “I entered to win a @justbobbibrown Eat Pretty Powerful @KINDSnacks box from @BarrAndTable! http://wp.me/p2mo7x-df #SnackWithPurpose” and leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet. (Optional)

*Winner has 48 hours to contact me and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.

**Images and quotes taken from KINDsnacks.com and HailMerry.com

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Foodie Friday: Hail Merry Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Bites & a Giveaway!

Yesterday, I was so excited to share with you the wonderful world of Hail Merry snacks. Today, I’m even more excited to not only share with you a delicious treat that I created using their raw, gluten-free macaroons, but also host a giveaway!

Hail Merry Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Bites

Makes 12 Bites

Barr & Table Hail Merry Peanut Butter Coconut Banana Bites

Ingredients
6 Choco or Blonde Hail Merry Macaroons
3 tbsp peanut butter [I use Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator]
1 small banana
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips [I use Ghirardelli]

Directions
Slice each macaroon into so you have 2 coin-shaped pieces per macaroon. Slice your banana into 12 1/4″ pieces. Top each macaroon coin with 1 tsp peanut butter and then with a banana slice.

Place in freezer for 15-20 minutes until bites are set. Once set, melt chocolate chips and dip half of the bites in the chocolate. Melt peanut butter and drizzle on top of each bite.

Place in the freezer for another 15-20 minutes to set again. Let sit out for a minute or two to warm up before enjoying!

Talk about melt-in-your-mouth, these bites are decadent but light enough that you can indulge without the guilt.

Nutritional Stats
Per bite

61 Calories  /  4g Fat  /  7g Carbs  /  1g Fiber  /  3g Sugar  /  2g Protein

Hail Merry Macaroon Giveaway

The wonderful people of Hail Merry have offered to give one lucky reader a chance to win some delicious macaroons! The winnings include:

They’re both amazingly delicious, but if I had to choose a favorite, I would go with the Choco!

How to Enter

You have up to 5 chances to enter! Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, December 6th, 11:59 pm EST. A winner will be chosen on Friday, December 7th.

1. Leave a comment telling me which flavor you’re most excited to try. (Mandatory)

2. Follow @HailMerryLLC and @BarrAndTable on Twitter and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

3. Like Hail Merry and Barr & Table on Facebook and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

4. Follow Hail Merry and Barr & Table on Pinterest and leave a separate comment telling me. (Optional)

5. Tweet “I entered to win #glutenfree, #raw @HailMerryLLC macaroons from @BarrAndTable and you can too! http://wp.me/p2mo7x-cy” and leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet. (Optional)

*Giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Winner has 48 hours to contact me and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.